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Two new restaurants announced for Chesterfield Towne Center

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HOUSEpitality Family, a locally based restaurant group, plans to open two restaurants in Chesterfield Towne Center next year.

One restaurant will be a new concept known as Shrimp Shack and the other will be the third planned location for a Mexican restaurant, Casa del Barco, in the Richmond area.

“Given Chesterfield Towne Center’s support of local business owners, the mall was very interested in opening one of our restaurants at its location and approached us about it. We were so intrigued that we decided to go all in on the location and open two restaurants” Paige Healy, director of concept development for HOUSEpitality Family restaurant group, said in a statement.

HOUSEpitality is the force behind The Boathouse, which has four locations in greater Richmond: at Swift Creek Reservoir in Chesterfield County, on the James River in Rockett’s Landing, a mixed-use development in Henrico County.; The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center in Henrico, and the Boat House at City Point in Hopewell. It also owns the Casa Del Barco restaurants in downtown Richmond, with another planned for Short Pump Town Center,  as well as the outdoor dining concept,  Dinner in the Field.

The group’s newest concept, Shrimp Shack, is inspired by the Shrimp Shack seasonal outdoor bar at The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Chesterfield's Brandermill development.

The architectural design for Shrimp Shack will use recycled shipping containers to form the exterior structure of the restaurant. The interior will include 6,200 square feet with additional square footage in two patio areas.

Shrimp Shack’s menu will offer dishes with tropical ingredients and influences from the sea, including local and ethically sourced seafood options.

According to the restaurant group, the new Casa del Barco will be similar to other locations, with a Mexican cuisine menu. Casa del Barco’s interior at Chesterfield Town Center will be 4,600 square feet with additional space in two patio areas.

The company plans rooftop bars for both restaurants, with a bridge connecting the two, allowing guests to move between the two locations.

Both locations will be open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

“We are thrilled to add the new Shrimp Shack concept and the popular Casa del Barco brand to Chesterfield Towne Center,” said Bryon Wall, the shopping center's general manager.

Brett McNamee of Divaris Real Estate represented the landlord in the leases.


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