RICHMOND, Va. — After more than year on North Second Street, a Jackson Ward barbecue joint is taking the whole hog to the Museum District.
The Cultured Swine will close its restaurant at 317 N. Second St. on Friday, said co-owner Corey Johnson, in favor of a new carry-out food stand and delivery post in the Grindstone Community Kitchen on Kensington Avenue.
The restaurant, which Johnson owns with business partner and childhood friend Eric Freund, looks to open by early 2017, pending approval from the city.
“We love Jackson Ward, and enjoy very much being a part of the neighborhood,” Johnson said. “But the location we’re moving to will give us more kitchen space and a stove, which will be nice to have since where we are now, we do not have a stove or a hood.”
The Grindstone Community Kitchen has been a launching pad for a number of catering and small restaurants for a number of years, including Richmond-based Daily Jars.