The closure of one venture near VCU isn’t stopping a Richmond restaurant couple from opening another concept in the West End.
Jessica and Josh Bufford, along with Ian Kinker, plan to open Hutch Bar and Eatery at 1308 Gaskins Road in February. They’ll take over the 2,400-square-foot space that was home to Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar until it shut down last year.
Hutch will be the Buffords’ fourth restaurant in recent years. They currently own Toast and Estilo in the Village Shopping Center at Patterson Avenue and Three Chopt Road.
Hutch’s menu will be similar to Toast’s, where Kinker is executive chef. Kinker is also a part-owner in Hutch.
“A lot of our customers live out that way,” Jessica Bufford said of the West End. “A lot of our customers kept saying, ‘Why don’t you come a little farther west?’”
Until last month, the Buffords also owned and operated Dash Kitchen + Carry, a restaurant at 900 W. Franklin St. near VCU. They shut down Dash in December after nine months in business, as first reported by Richmond.com.
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