New Restaurant Opening on West Main
The Thompson Hospitality Group plans to open, The Ridley, a new restaurant in The Draftsman Hotel at 1106 West Main Street. The restaurant’s name honors Dr. Walter Ridley, the first African American to earn a doctoral degree from UVa, while becoming the first African American to earn a graduate degree from a traditional Southern white university in 1953. Dr. Ridley went on to a distinguished academic career at several higher education institutions. The restaurant is scheduled to open on January 1st, 2021, serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. To learn more about The Ridley, visit their website.