Chef Jessica Wilson has been in and out of Richmond over the past month in the process of buying the building at Marshall and Chimborazo. If all goes well, we’ll get to follow along as she renovates the bottom space back into a restaurant, moves into the apartment above, and plants a heck of a garden next door.
Her dream is to open GRACE, a neighborhood garden-to-table restaurant with an emphasis on fresh, sustainable, local, and affordable. The greenspace of the double lot will be a seasonal garden, providing for the restaurant and a morning community market.
Wilson’s two-decade career has taken her from Vermont to Florida to Massachusetts, and on to success in the East Village and Brooklyn in New York. Her resume includes time at Prune and A Voce, and most recently turns as executive chef at Goat Town and the Michelin-recommended Dear Bushwick.