When's it going to open? - September 24, 2015
Blondies Bagels and Café – Having just kicked off build-out of their deli-style eatery, island resident owners Anne and Jon Turner are projecting a late October/early November open date. Blondies, located at 245 Seven Farms Drive in the space formerly occupied by Alchemy, will offer both dine-in and grab-and-go breakfast and lunch.
CrossFit Discovery/Peace Love Hip Hop – The tandem CrossFit gym and dance studio opening courtesy of husband-wife team Robert VanNewkirk and Angel Roberts is going verticle on Pier View Street behind the 295 Seven Farms Drive building. CrossFit Discovery plans to begin holding classes in its new space beginning December 1, and PLHH’s dance academy and adult classes will move in January 1, 2016.
Tropical Smoothie Café – The fresh smoothie and wrap shop at 186-D Seven Farms Drive is now projected to open October 26. Franchisee Jon Parkman plans to offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week at the shop located between DIYogurt and Blue Poppy.
Sauer Grapes – The wine lounge and retail shop will be moving from 885-C Island Park Drive to new commercial space at 125 River Landing Drive (just north of Sermet’s Courtyard) in early March 2016. Owner Marie Sauer is working with a designer to give her new venue a more modern flair than her current “whimsical” space, and configure shelves up to the 13-foot ceiling to display the many wines she presently has in boxes. Sauer has also hinted there may be a name change to put more emphasis on the expert purveyor side of her business.