Are you a regional food, restaurant, or culinary entrepreneur? Or has the COVID-19 Crisis impacted your restaurant / bakery / catering company / or coffee shop?
As Friends of Southwest Virginia prepares to reopen the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace (formerly Heartwood located in Abingdon, Virginia) following the COVID-19 Crisis, leadership has made the decision to eliminate food service as an internal operation. This new model will allow the facility and operations to fully support a regional food service business as an operational partner!
We are looking for a local partner to operate food service: a full service restaurant OR a cafe OR a bakery OR a coffee shop.
The facility has previously hosted food service in several forms: large scale full-service restaurants (both table service and buffet service), a limited service cafe, and a coffee bar. The facility has two fully-equipped kitchens and a cafe/coffee bar. The possibilities for a future business within this space are endless!
While events are limited at this time due to COVID, there will one day again be large-scale music events weekly and regular meetings in three separate meeting spaces, so catering and events could be a significant revenue source for future years.
If you are interested in beginning a conversation to see if a long-term partnership could be the right fit for you and your business, reach out to Chris Cannon, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chicken, Granny Smith apples, fresh basil, celery, pecans, and mayonnaise served on our house made sourdough bread
House made peanut butter and jelly from various local canneries served on our house made sourdough bread
Blend of mushrooms, onions, oats, and cheeses (contains eggs) seasoned and pan seared and served on a bed of lettuce topped with pickled onions
Seasonal showcase of vegetables, meats, and cheeses served with choice of soup or side
Add on: Pulled Turkey or Pulled Chicken - Ask What's Available $2
Mashed sweet potatoes, fresh spinach, and feta cheese blend served with our house made chipotle ranch
Swiss and cheddar cheeses sandwiched together on our house made focaccia bread, grilled then pressed into melted yumminess
1/3 lb. hamburger seasoned to perfection and sandwiched between two slices of swiss cheese, Appalachian Harvest Kickles, and herbed mayonnaise on our house made focaccia bread that is grilled then pressed
Option of Cup or Bowl
Local Business, Chef, & Farmer of the Month Take Overs with Delicious Locally-Sourced Brunch Features
*Made to order
1/2 Sammie with Choice of Soup or 1/2 Salad
Slow Roasted Chicken, Celery, Apples, Basil, Pecans, and Mayonnaise Served on our Sourdough Bread
Served on our House Sourdough Bread with Lettuce, Tomato, and Onion
Turkey, Ham, Bacon, Cheddar and Swiss Cheeses, Served on our Sourdough Bread
Baby Kale Blend with Arugula and Swiss Chard, Quinoa, Kalamata Olives, Sundried Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Almonds with a Lemon Basil Vinaigrette
Baby Kale Blend, Carrots, Cucumbers, Onions, Tomatoes, (Choice of House made Dressing Includes: Ranch, Honey Mustard, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Lemon Basil Vinaigrette)
*Ask about our market sides
Raw Kombucha, certified organic black tea, certified organic unsmoked Yerba mate tea, certified organic lemon, certified organic lavender, certified organic stevia.