The Village of Cherry Hill on Columbia’s west side, is one of the city’s most enigmatic areas. Thousands of people drive by everyday on their way to and from (mostly) new and fairly well-appointed houses, but restaurants there have had a tough time keeping their doors open. The one notable success is the excellent Kostaki’s Pizzeria, though whether that’s worked out because it’s primarily a delivery service instead of a sit-down dining operation remains to be seen.
Regardless, into this mix is about to step Cherry Hill Market and Cafe.
Roy and Kate Finley, owner-developers of Cherry Hill, are directly behind the project themselves. The motto, according to Kate, is “simple, fresh and local.”As far as dining options go, they’ll have seating for 28 and serve breakfast and lunch. The market side of things will offer produce, eggs and meat – from local providers whenever possible. I’m encouraged to hear Uprise Bakery will be selling bread. The Finleys hope to have the market and cafe open by the end of April.
As a resident of the west side of Columbia I wish them the best of luck.
In the meantime, they are looking for a general manager/head chef. So if you fit the bill, contact Kate Finley at firstname.lastname@example.org.