Durham, N.C. — After four years of operating as a butcher and sweet shop, Rose's Meats and Sweets in Durham will be changing direction.
Owners announced Thursday via social media that the shop, located at 121 N Gregson St., will become a restaurant and bakery.
"It was a tough and bittersweet decision to no longer sell local pasture raised meats, but we believe this is the best move for our business," owners Justin and Katie Meddis wrote. "We started Rose’s because of our love of butchery, cooking and baking with local ingredients and supporting small farms. That aspect of our business will never change, only the way in which we sell it. We will still be committed to cooking with local ingredients and working with all parts of the animal."
Rose's menu will change daily and be inspired by the food of Asia. It will include a mix of small plates, salads, sandwiches and entrees, including ramen.
The restaurant plans to start off open Wednesday to Sunday with similar hours to the current shop. Early morning breakfast items and coffee will be added after a few months.
The bakery part of the shop will remain the same and offer desserts, ice cream, ice cream sandwiches and special order cakes.
The last day for the butcher shop is expected to be July 15. The shop will then close for two to three weeks to complete the transition.
"We want to thank all of our customers for your loyalty and support over the years and we hope we can continue to serve you just in a new way," the Meddis' wrote.