Jul. 25—MIDDLEBURG — North Main, a new café-style restaurant in Middleburg, is serving food cooked from scratch with mostly locally-grown produce.
Jamon Folk, of Beaver Springs, purchased the former Middleburg Towne Tavern at 132 N. Main St., in November and spent the past several months refurbishing the building that has been vacant for about two years.
“We’ve put in $25,000 to $30,000 in the kitchen alone,” he said.
Folk has experience as a server but said he decided to venture into restaurant ownership following a failed relationship.
“I just needed to refocus and find myself,” he said.
With chef Matt McKalips, of McClure, and four employees, Folk opened the restaurant in early June and held a grand opening event on Saturday.
They purchase most of the food they use from local farms and markets.
“Most of what we buy is from within 10 miles,” said McKalips, including potatoes from Middleswarth