Emily Betz wasn’t looking to sell her 5-year-old restaurant, Shelburne’s Bistro Sauce, but when Charlotte couple John and Carolyn Kovac and their business partner Jennifer Sinclair approached her about buying it, she decided to consider the possibility. “It took me a long time to decide if it was something I wanted to do,” says Betz, who spent months considering the offer before opting to sell.
Sauce will serve its last meals on Thursday, October 28. The Kovacs hope to open the doors to their new restaurant — which Betz describes in an email as “a new casual dining experience with a ‘twist,’ in a relaxing and rustic environment” — in early December.
What will Betz do with her newfound free time? For now, she plans to spend it with her three young children. “It’s their turn for a bit,” she says. “I’m looking forward to having some time to think about what the next thing is going to be.”
Justin Turcotte: Gotta love our little food Mecca!
Roy: Meh. They can't compare to Red Hen and dealing with Hunt is often not worth the trouble.
Tammy Goughnour: This will be AWESOME!! Their pastry is out of this world!!
Old Vermonter: Amazing they lasted so long with such terrible business acumem
Bryan Bouchard: It wasn't that good before. Of they didn't reopen it wouldn't be a great loss to the Burlington…