Amy Carter, the proprietor, has named the restaurant Sarah’s Place after Patrick Henry’s first wife, Sarah Shelton. The restaurant should open the week of July 30, she said.
Carter, who has diabetes, is focusing the restaurant on healthy, fresh eating.
“I want people to understand that you can eat well and eat healthy at the same time,” she said.
The space, which is still furnished, has only a convection oven, so the menu will be somewhat limited to pastries and baked goods for breakfast and sandwiches and salads for lunch.
Carter has worked as a pastry chef and currently runs Star City Events, a local event planning and catering business.
In addition to helping customers eat healthy, Carter also wants to help charities and local artists. She said a portion of a month’s proceeds will go toward a local charity, and she’ll allow local artists to display their work at the restaurant.
The restaurant will be open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
On the subject of restaurant news, food writer Lindsey Nair has this information about 1906 Ale House, which will open this fall in the former Isaacs Mediterranean restaurant space.