“I was very honored to be asked to consider the Dairy Central project,” said Bowe, who opened Take It Away in 1992 on Elliewood Avenue on The UVa Corner. “We are working very hard to get in there. We are looking forward to opening in the Spring of 2020.”
Starr Hill Brewery will be the anchor tenant of Dairy Central. Take It Away Sandwich Shop will be one of roughly 20 food vendors in the food hall at Dairy Central, Bowe said.
“The front of the [development] will be the food hall. There will be an office complex, which you see rising very high right now,” Bowe explained. “Phase two will be some sort of condominium complex.”
Bowe is looking forward to connecting with even more Charlottesville and Central Virginia residents with his second location. He admits many locals are hesitant to venture to The Corner while UVa is in session.
“That’s the potential we want to tap into,” Bowe said. “I’m really excited to be able to connect with a larger part of Charlottesville.”
Bowe said the second location will slightly adjust its business model. The second location will be open for dinner and will also serve hot sandwiches.
“I spent a lot time exploring different hot sandwich concepts. That will be something The Corner location will not have,” Bowe explained. “Luckily, they are close enough that I can whisk back and forth.”
The majority of restaurateurs around Central Virginia have the same problem right now, Bowe said.
“The hardest part is hiring,” Bowe said. “That’s what keeps you up at night.”
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