RICHMOND, Va. -- The owner of Nutty Buttery, a restaurant in Richmond's historic Carver District, is doing what she can to keep her doors open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"We serve a variety of foods, including burgers, turkey burgers," Charleen Baylor said. "Our chicken wings are excellent."
The Nutty Buttery also features a variety of nuts along with Bev’s Homemade Ice Cream.
Baylor comes from a family of entrepreneurs and used that knowledge to create the community spot.
"I’ve always loved every kind of nut that there is. And my family used to tease me, that includes the people nuts," Baylor said. "Buttery is an old-fashioned term, so it’s a place where people come to get nurtured. And so I put those two together.
Just shy a year in business, the shutdown spoiled the restaurant's momentum, but after a few weeks she reopened.
"We used to have all kinds of organizations to come in for meetings, so we're missing out on that," Baylor said. "I was always a destination, not just serving food, but serving atmosphere, a place where the community could come and gather."
Moving forward, Baylor said she will "probably streamline some things."
"Take a step back, but also look at this as an opportunity," Baylor said. "I want to continue to be cautious, but I really can’t wait to open the doors."
Nutty Buttery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. pick up and delivery.
701 West Clay Street,
Richmond, VA 23220
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