by Brandon Fox
Water Coastal Kitchen at 3411 W. Cary St is closed, and after a few renovations, it will reopen as East Coast Provisions, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Plans are underway for a second location in the West End as well, to be named West Coast Provisions. Patina Restaurant & Bar and Max’s on Broad’s Michael Ledesma is the new executive chef for the Richmond Restaurant Group, and Trevor Knotts, former head chef at the Betty on Davis, will lead the kitchen at East Coast Provisions.
"Basically, our lease was up and we were kind of at a crossroads," Richmond Restaurant Group’s co-owner Michelle Williams says in the story. "We knew it needed a major appearance overhaul, but we didn't want to invest the money in a name we weren't in love with." The company changed the original name, Water Grill, after trying and failing to reach an agreement with the owners of a group of restaurants on the West Coast with the same name.
The rebranded restaurant will open in mid-February.