Though he sees enough demand to open a second Davis & Main location, restaurant manager Robert Noland said today that, without another appropriately-named local intersection, he is geographically unable to do so.
“Honestly, we could be branching this place out like a T.G.I Fridays, but, yeah, we really pigeonholed ourselves on the name thing,” Noland said. “Hindsight is 20/20, but I guess this was a pretty poor choice of words now that I think about it.”
Though the business could replicate its large mirrors, dark wood paneling, and “antique feel” in other parts of the city, Noland said he would have to choose from such names as Broad & Fifth, Allen & Main, or branch into the volatile Chamberlayne & Azalea intersections.
And while the 21-year-old restaurant has all but abandoned plans for a second site in Richmond due to the city’s streetscapes, the owner said he has found possible Davis & Main locations on corners in Russellville, Ark., and in Singapore.