via press release: (links added by me)
â€¦ announced the opening of several restaurants at The Shops at Stonefield including: Black & Orange, Parallel 38, and Cyclone Anaya’s.Â These restaurants will join Jason Alley’s Pasture, Travinia Italian Kitchen and Burtons Grill to create a unique culinary destination in Charlottesville.Â The Shops at Stonefield will open in November 2012.
So â€¦ Burgers, Mediterranean, Mexican. No big chains. Good.
Curious – Charlottesville prides itself on its local food, local restaurants, its general local-ness â€¦
1) Will any of these restaurants source their food locally?
2) When was the last time you ate at a chain restaurant? (personally, I avoid them as Charlottesville has so many outstanding local restaurants)
3) What chain would you like to see? (if Olive Garden, please try these local options: Tavola, Bella’s, Vivace, Sal’s, Carmello’s â€¦)
4) Anyone have early reviews/opinions on the soon-to-open restaurants?
Update: Interesting conversation on Facebook about this question. While I’ll never move the comments here to Facebook, I definitely want to link to the conversation so that I’ll be able to find it one day …
.5) I have a feeling that the Downtown Mall is going to suffer once Stonefield opens
(Does this Trader Joe’s look small?)