How Union Table and Tap will attract families to West End restaurant

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Union Table and Tap opened last week in the West End. (PHOTO: Michael Thompson)

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Garland Taylor has brought his briefly shuttered West End restaurant property back to life. The Richmond restaurateur, who also owns Home Team Grill, opened Union Table and Tap on Feb. 4 at 10498 Ridgefield Parkway in the Gleneagles Shopping Center.

The 4,200-square-foot space was formerly home to Taylor’s Urban Tavern, a restaurant he opened in 2014 and closed after about 14 months in business.

“(Urban Tavern) was not exactly fitting for the community we serve around there,” Taylor said. “For the most part it wasn’t as inviting for the whole family.”

With Union Table and Tap, he said, “(We) built what I would call a more appropriate menu.”

The new menu includes sandwiches and burgers from $9-$15.. Other changes to the space included new walls, a stage for live music, and a 16-foot American flag made of wood. The back of Union Table’s staff T-shirt says “United We Eat.”

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