By John Brasier – Reporter, Triad Business Journal
Another Crafted restaurant is coming to another downtown Triad location. New owner, same menu.
Tate and Pat Roby plan to open a location of Crafted: The Art of the Taco in downtown Mebane.
Tate Roby, who briefly worked for Crafted founder, owner and chef Kris Fuller, told Triad Business Journal that the Mebane restaurant will have the same menu as the Greensboro location with a similar atmosphere, but with the Roby's "own touch."
The Robys will own and operate the Mebane restaurant, and Fuller will "oversee" its operation. Tate Roby said the goal is to open in early 2022. Pat has more than 20 years experience in the restaurant business.
"We would love to join the Mebane community because we fell in love with the downtown area and the growth that's happening there," said Tate, who grew up in Greensboro. The couple now lives in Haw River.
Renovations on the 2,775-square-foot location at 119 W. Clay St., formerly home to Mebane Downtown Table, have begun. The building dates to 1905.
Clay Street, just one block north of U.S. 70 (Center Street), has a handful of restaurants and bars within a block or two of the Crafted location. The Mebane Police Department is just behind the restaurant. The Lofts at White Furniture are only a few blocks away.
"It's such a great location, and a great central location," Tate said.
Like other Crafted locations, the Mebane restaurant will have a liquor license and specialize in margaritas.
Crafted first opened in Greensboro at 219 S. Elm St. in 2012, followed by Crafted: The Art of Street Food at 600 N. Battleground Ave. in 2015.