Famous chef Peter Chang to open new restaurant in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Widely-acclaimed chef Peter Chang is opening a new restaurant in Richmond.

Chang, a native of Hubei province who was considered one of the top-ranked chefs in China when he landed the head chef job at his country’s embassy in Washington in 2001, secured a 10-year lease in Richmond’s Scott’s Addition, local real estate developers announced Wednesday.

The 3,000-square-foot restaurant, set to open this winter, will occupy the 1928 Hofheimer Building at 2816 W. Broad St., near the Boulevard intersection.

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Peter Chang.

“I was drawn to the Hofheimer Building for its central location,” Chang said in a release. “I can truly serve all of my downtown customers from this location.”

This will be Chang’s section restaurant in Richmond; he also operates one in Short Pump, as well as others in Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg and Arlington.

Chang’s flagship restaurant in Short Pump was named one of the 50 Best New Restaurants in America by Bon Appetit Magazine in 2012.

Local real estate developers Carter and Annie Snipes believe Chang’s new restaurant will be a major draw for the Scott’s Addition area.

“This will be Peter Chang’s first restaurant in the City and he is excited to bring his unique culinary experience downtown,” Carter Snipes said.


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