The choice cuts of beef and pork in Timbercreek Market have been replaced by carpenters and electricians busily building a new butcher shop and a restaurant in the Preston Avenue food store.
The market opened two years ago in the historic former Coca-Cola building and features beef, chicken and pork from Timbercreek Farm and other area farms in Central Virginia. It also provides wholesale meats to a variety of local restaurants.
It closed July 6 to allow for the expansion and is slated to reopen Aug. 1.
“What we’re doing is taking our butchering operation and expanding it to fall under [U.S. Department of Agriculture] inspection guidelines,” said Sara Miller, who co-owns the market and runs the farm with her husband, Zach. “We want to be more vertically integrated, and by that I mean have more of the operation under our own control.”