Texas Country artist Randy Rogers is making his first foray into the restaurant business with ChopShop Live, a sprawling restaurant and music venue that will open in Roanoke.
Rogers partnered with restaurateurs Josh Babb and Sean Clavir, the minds behind Arts District Asian restaurant Musumé and Lewisville’s Prohibition Chicken, for the new venture, which is set to open its doors this summer. ChopShop Live is essentially a bigger, more music-focused version of Carrollton’s ChopShop Sports Garage, also owned by Babb and Clavir’s Rock Libations group, with space to host up to 1200 concertgoers in addition to the restaurant and bar.
Designed by GFF Architects’ Levi Hooten, the bar will make use of salvaged furniture and shipping containers, the latter of which will be converted into “private suites” that can be reserved for large groups. Like the Carrollton location, ChopShop’s Roanoke outpost will serve a pretty standard menu of bar fare, including chicken wings, Irish nachos, and “spark plugs,” or pimento cheese-stuffed jalapeños that are deep fried and served with ranch.
ChopShop Live will officially open its doors on Saturday, July 14. Rogers will, of course, christen his new restaurant-venue with a concert, starting at 5 p.m. on opening day.
In the meantime, scope out a rendering of the space below: