Entrepreneurial exuberance proved inadequate to power the relaunch of the Main Street Bistro in downtown Berryville. Darrell Jones of Harrisonburg, Virginia entered a contract to purchase the establishment and had plans to reopen on Monday, April 5th. Former owners, Jimmy and Joette Breeden, sold the Bistro to return to Harpers Ferry where they own the Coffee Mill and the Coach House Grille. Those plans seemed to have fallen by the wayside. The deal fell through and the fate of the Berryville space was in limbo.
It seems the rekindled downtown economy has provided a quick answer. Makenzie’s Country Kitchen has reported via their website that they have signed a lease to occupy the former Bistro space. Cheryl Spencer is the owner of the new restaurant. She will be assisted by resident chefs Kenny & Dawn Reynolds of “The Blue Skillet,” a well known restaurant in Clarke County. The family owned and operated restaurant will specialize in southern home cooking at affordable prices.