Business gets new owner, name

New signage signaled the closing of a sale for an historic restaurant on Main Street in Floyd.

Whittney Petersen was set to become the new owner of what will now be called Blue Ridge Café this week. Longtime owners Lee and Gail Hooks recently decided to sell the Blue Ridge Restaurant.

In her business model, Petersen said she aims “to incorporate the community and the people to be a part of the family instilled Blue Ridge Café.” She hired local sign painter/artist Greg Locke to paint the new name on the Café’s front windows. Katie Roberts from Venture Out Creative Agency is creating the graphics, website and print materials and helping with social media. Floyd Press