RICHMOND, Va. (RichmondBizSense.com) – A downtown Broad Street restaurant will close this week to make way for a Washington restaurateur’s first venture into Richmond.
Mike Isabella plans to open Graffiato at 123 W. Broad St. this spring.
The 6,700-square-foot space is currently home to Popkin Tavern, which will have its last day of business Feb. 15. Isabella signed a 10-year lease for the property.
Isabella owns three restaurants in Washington, including the original Graffiato, and one in New Jersey. He has another in the works for Northern Virginia.
“I really wanted to reach outside the market but stay close to Washington,” Isabella said. “I always like to get in an up-and-coming area.”