HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Sunday, September 27, 2015

616 A REALITY!

MC and I watched with pride as our son, Steve, and his wife, Angela,  opened his DREAM!  The 616 farm-to-table restaurant in Danville, Virginia has been in the works for almost a year and Friday night was the climax !
There were three days of festivities that built up to this MOMENT!


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SEPTEMBER 23RD
Wednesday afternoon we picked our Granddaughter Tessa up at Greensboro's airport.  We then "dressed" for the first of the three day events....The VIP COCKTAIL PARTY! 


 We were ready!

Our first image as we approached the restaurant!






Then--- we opened the doors and WOW.  We finally had our first look!

 Steve, Angela and Isabelle were there and we were given the Grand Tour!




FABULOUS BAR WITH COPPER COUNTER TOP


 The letter 'F" has a special meaning!  Steve was able to acquire it from the City of Danville.
This is it's History!
Dan River Mills was a huge fabric mill in Danville that closed several years ago.  The "F" that is now displayed on the wall of the 616 was from the word "OF" on top of the mill building.  See photo below.
OPEN KITCHEN
VISIBLE TO THE DINING ROOM


Steve, Angela, Tess and Isabelle talking with a lifelong friend of Steve's, Linwood
 
 Tess and Isabelle

Steve, Angela, Tess, Isabelle (me in background)




LOOK--HONEY BELL HAS A NEW HOME IN THE "PRIVATE DINING ROOM"!
Sampling of the wines from the Wine List

Setting up the spread for the VIP Cocktail Party

A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL




SEPTEMBER 24th
DINNER FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS

An hour before the Friends and Family dinner was to begin, disaster struck!  Chef Chris suffered a large cut on his arm and was taken to the Emergency Room.  Son Steve, the true "restaurateur" stepped into the kitchen and saved the day.  Chef Chris returned after several hours with several stitches and carried out in true form.  


 Patti, Mark, Angela, Isabelle
next to Patti
Her long lifelong friend, Janet and her sister-in-law

SEPTEMBER 25TH
OPENING NIGHT
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

Patti, Angela, Tess, Isabelle and me waiting for the BIG Moment
Danville's Vice Mayor introducing Steve

Steve addressing the crowd!

 A bit of family history is now in order.  MC and family moved to Danville, Virginia to open a brand new Golden Corral restaurant in December, 1978.  Steve graduated high school in Danville and always had a tender spot in his heart for Danville.  In recognition of this, Steve invited his Dad, MC to join in cutting the ribbon to open The 616 Farm-to-Table Restaurant.  

Steve and MC

 
 THE CASH REGISTERS ARE OPEN!!!







MC AND I WISH STEVE AND ANGELA ALL THE BEST FOR A WONDERFUL SUCCESS!
DREAMS CAN COME TRUE

8 comments:

  1. WOW! what an amazing accomplishment- i can see why you are so proud!

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  2. We had a great time! 616 is an exciting new dining experience for Danville, Virginia! So proud of my brother and his dreams!

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  3. I am so excited for them, Patty!! What a beautiful restaurant and farm to table is my favorite! I'm obsessed with the copper bar top. If our travels take us to Danville, we'll definitely be eating at 616! I know you and MC are beaming…and rightly so! Happy Sunday ~

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  4. Congrats to your son...that's so exciting! Looks like a fun night.

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  5. That's one cool looking restaurant! Best of luck and much success wished for the family with 616 Restaurant.

    Also, Isabelle has a million dollar smile and she's a knock out.

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  6. Oh happy day! It is so exciting to see a dream become reality after investing hard work and money. I think the farm to table concept is brilliant. Folks are finally learning that good food translates into good health. 616 is looks industrial chic but cafe cozy. Love all the pictures and your stories. You and MC look great--and Isabella is a beauty! Best wishes for a successful restaurant!

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  7. What an awesome post, Patty! It's lunch time here and my mouth is watering!! Wish I could go to 616!!!

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