New restaurant coming to Troy this spring

A concept rendering of the new redBERRY restaurant coming to Troy this spring.
A concept rendering of the new redBERRY restaurant coming to Troy this spring.

Credit: Contributed

Credit: Contributed

A breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant is gearing up to open this spring in the former Sherwood Shopping Centre in north Troy, and its co-founder has some impressive restaurant lineage.

The founders on Tuesday announced the name of the restaurant: redBERRY, a tribute to its home city and the Troy Strawberry Festival. The new restaurant will serve a "classic breakfast and lunch menu" from its location on the south corner of the retail center located in the 900 block of North Market Street in Troy, according to a release. The center's owners have renamed the development simply "Sherwood."

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The new restaurant will seat more than 100 diners including its all-season patio, and it’s scheduled to open sometime this spring, its founders said in a release.

The redBERRY concept was developed by local entrepreneur Mykie Thompson and the investors who have been re-invigorating Sherwood.

“Mykie was looking for an opportunity to manage her own restaurant, and the investors were looking for something new and exciting for Sherwood,” a spokesperson for redBERRY said in a release. “The team recognized quickly that one underdeveloped niche in Troy was the breakfast restaurant. No one wanted a chain restaurant or a place that served the kind of meal you could just as easily make at home; instead, they imagined something that was truly unique for the community.”

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Thompson was born and raised in a restaurant family: her parents, Michael and Telisa Delligatta oversee Michael Anthony’s at the Inn at the Inn at Versailles in Darke County.

Thompson created redBerry’s menu with input from family, friends and the investors, and it will include items such as egg skillets, biscuits and gravy, and French toast, as well as soups, fresh salads and sandwiches.

“The menu is very traditional with a few surprises tossed in,” Thompson said in a release. “We’re just going to prepare the food better than anywhere else and serve it in an environment that is really one-of-a-kind.”

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In an interview with this news outlet, Thompson said redBERRY “is going to be a very relaxed and comfortable restaurant. We imagine it as a place where friends and families can come together to connect over a really good meal. ... Our goal is simply to serve classic food prepared better than any other restaurant in the area.”

The future restaurant space is in the process of being transformed “in a big way, so I think people will be really surprised and pleased when they finally get to see it,” Thompson said.

Plans call for redBERRY to be open six days week for breakfast and lunch, closed Mondays. A brunch menu will be served on Sunday. The restaurant will have a liquor license, and will offer a selection of beverages including mimosas and Bloody Marys.

We will update this story with any new information.

To keep up with redBERRY's progress, check out its Facebook page at facebook.com/redberrybrunch.