Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Green Sage to open third location

Asheville’s healthy dining destination to open new location in Westgate Shopping Center next to Earth Fare. 

The Green Sage partners Randy Talley and Roger Derrough founded the first Earth Fare in Westgate Shopping Center in 1994, and see the center as a perfect match for the new Green Sage restaurant. “What we bring to the area is another convenient choice for health-conscious diners,” says Talley.

Previously occupied by Tomato Cocina Latina, the space will be The Green Sage’s first full-size restaurant with more than 100 seats plus outdoor seating for 25 and plenty of parking.

With the downtown and south locations reaching capacity during weekend brunch, Talley says he and Derrough chose Westgate as a more accessible location to better serve their existing customer base, and also to broaden their reach in the Asheville community.

The Westgate restaurant is part of a larger vision to expand to other markets and more immediately to grow The Green Sage’s catering program. Before the new location’s scheduled opening in March 2014, Talley says the existing space will be renovated by adding on a deck and bringing in more light with new windows on the east-facing wall.

About The Green Sage
The Green Sage is one of only 17 Four-Star GRA (Green Restaurant Association) restaurants in the U.S., making the café one of the greenest dining destinations in America. With onsite energy renewable generation and a comprehensive waste system, The Green Sage is a leader in the growing all-green restaurant industry. Using locally sourced and organic ingredients, The Green Sage offers vegan and gluten-free friendly options. For more information, please visit http://thegreensage.net.

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