The old Ragazzi’s restaurant in Shoppers World soon will be given a new lease on life as the home of a Jason’s Deli. Albemarle County’s Architectural Review Board reviewed the company’s plans to alter the exterior of the building during its meeting Monday. Plans included additional windows but no outdoor seating.

Alex Williams, district manager for Jason’s Deli, said at the meeting that the company was looking forward to having a store in the Charlottesville area.

“[We are] excited, very excited, to have our store in this location,” Williams said. “We get a lot of people from this area coming to Richmond inquiring as to when we will be coming to the Charlottesville/Albemarle area and finally, we are here.”

The Jason’s Deli on U.S. 29 is scheduled to open sometime in August.

In other news, the Shops at Stonefield project is also getting closer to opening, with construction on numerous commercial buildings, including a Trader Joe’s and a Regal movie theater, well under way. County staff reviewed lighting proposals and is in the process of approving overall signage guidelines that Stonefield will enforce with its tenants.