Java Depot Owners Say Farewell : 7.26.10

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Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Nancy Kern (left) co-owner of The Java Depot, helps Sally Rose ( one of the musicians playing at the farewell evening of Java) find something from the menu. Click any photo to enlarge.
Photos By Tommy Stafford : ©2010 www.nelsoncountylife.com : Nancy Kern (left) co-owner of The Java Depot, helps Sally Rose ( one of the musicians playing at the farewell evening of Java) find something from the menu. Click any photo to enlarge.

Roseland
Nelson County, Virginia

A little over a year ago we told you about the opening of The Java Depot. Sadly today, we tell you about it’s closing. Owners Richard Boyd and Nancy Kern are calling it quits. The old reassembled Arrington Depot has housed two breakfast style restaurants to date. Sparrows Cafe was the first to occupy the building, opening in May of 2008. Less than a year later they closed. The 1870’s depot was moved from Arrington and reassembled in December 2007 by property owner Steve Crandall.

People packed Java Depot Sunday evening to bid farewell to Nancy and Richard after a little more than a year operating the restaurant.
People packed Java Depot Sunday evening to bid farewell to Nancy and Richard after a little more than a year operating the restaurant.

“It’s been a great and fun ride,” Richard told us Sunday evening. “Though I will miss the people coming by, it will be nice to sleep in a bit,” he laughs. Nancy and Richard are actively seeking a buyer for the restaurant, hoping they will actually be able to return as customers in the near future.

Nancy Kern (right) helps serve up the final meal at Java Depot Sunday evening.
Nancy Kern (right) helps serve up the final meal at Java Depot Sunday evening.

Editor’s Note:
“Nancy & Richard, we thank you both for putting your heart and soul in this business. We thank you for the special attention you gave helping out with Junior Publisher, Adam, all of these months, day in day out. We will miss seeing you, but hope you get to return as customers soon!. Best wishes!” NCL.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Could Richard consult with the new owners to come about his omelette recipe! My goodness they were tasty. Nancy and the team did a great job there developing a really neat community asset, and hopefully that will inspire a new crew. Sincere thanks for the contribution you made in 2009-10.

  2. Thank you both for running a great coffee shop. I have enjoyed weekend morning coffee with my family many times at JD, and my daughter especially loved the hash browns and waffles. Really a neat building as well, so I hope someone takes over for you all. I am going to miss sipping coffee on the deck looking up at 3Ridges.

  3. To Nancy, Richard, and all the crew past and present, thank you so much for such a valuable asset to our community. Linda and I travel so much we were not able to be ‘regulars’ the way we wanted. Let’s do all we can to spread the word that this outstanding business opportunity is available for the right team to pick and up and run.

  4. I’m so very sad this wonderful place could not offer the right mix for locals, Wintergreen owners, and tourists. I so much enjoyed it. But you know – I’m tired of local places having such awful employees that poison the atmosphere. I used to spend $Texas every week until one day I forgot my wallet and tried to use a plastic card for a small purchase. This is not the only business in that circle with a problem – better we say so than make excuses for why we are not regulars.

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