Many around town were surprised when the Belvidere announced it would close later this week. One of the owners talks about the decision, and why they closed earlier than expected.
Last Sunday, Belvidere on Broad announced that it would close after operating for just over three years. David Hassen, one of the owners of the restaurant, wrote about the closing in an email to RVANews:
The business wasn’t meeting our performance objectives and given other commitments we felt this was the appropriate time and decision. It was a difficult choice but our immediate goal is to transition the property and/or business to new ownership so that another team can take the property to the next level. We have really appreciated all of the support from our staff, customers and vendors. I also can’t say enough good things about the other businesses along Broad St. that have supported our efforts over the years.
On Sunday, the restaurant said it would close this Thursday, August 16th. However, large turnouts in the last two days resulted in a food shortage, forcing them to officially close on Tuesday.