The shop formerly known as the Lakehouse Beanery at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta has a new name and new owners.
The shop is now called Oar Knot, and is owned by two couples, lake residents Andy and Sheila Andrews and Bob and Linda Burger.
The owners of the Lakehouse Beanery approached the Andrews about buying the store. They didn’t want to go at it alone, so they asked the Burgers, friends from church, to join the venture, Andy Andrews said.
The Andrews and the Burgers took over ownership on Feb. 1. Andrews wouldn’t disclose terms of the sale.
Oar Knot is undergoing a makeover. The walls are getting new coats of paint and the floors are getting new carpeting. Old merchandise is market down up to 75 percent to make room for a new line of gifts and a large selection of Smith Mountain Lake apparel featuring the lake’s nautical symbol.
The Andrews and Burgers also plan to expand their wine shop and hold wine tastings on Saturdays. They are also adding to the deli. In addition to sandwiches, they will offer fried chicken and to-go boxes with sandwiches, cookies and chips, to make it easy for boaters to grab food they can eat on the water.
A grand opening is planned for April 5.