HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A pillar of the local dining scene is saying “au revoir” to a longtime restaurant she helped build with her late husband.
Annie Lecomte recently sold Chez Max at 10622 Patterson Ave. to Brian Moore, a first-time restaurateur who previously had been the French eatery’s wine distributor.
The deal closed March 12 for an undisclosed amount, according to Michael Metzger, a broker with Murphy Business Sales, which worked the deal.
Lecomte and her late husband Alain opened Chez Max – named for their son Maxime – in the Canterbury Shopping Center in 2004.
After Alain, an award-winning chef, lost his lengthy battle with cancer in 2010, Lecomte continued on as the sole owner.
Metzger said she placed the restaurant up for sale about a year ago seeking a personal change of pace.