Hendersonville locals Layla and Bobby Rogers have been working tirelessly for the past six years to turn an old building on the corner of 2nd Avenue and Main Street into an upscale three-story restaurant with multiple lounges. Bobby is a commercial contractor, so he was able to design and renovate the entire building himself, even adding a rooftop bar. Restaurant manager Chris Nevel explains that “function created the form” to fashion the chic design — and he calls the results “three levels of awesome.” Bobby had to support the roof with steel beams, Nevel explains, so the entire foundation followed suit. The highly anticipated restaurant, Shine, will serve American-fusion menu including hand-cut steaks, fresh fish, and a variety of salads. (Layla and Bobby also own City Market in Hendersonville, and plan to use locally grown produce and meats from area farmers.) The building will house three bars, with 24 beer taps on the main floor alone. Aside from brews, they’ll serve craft cocktails and ciders and create other drinks with house-made syrups. Shine is set to open in December.
See Shine Restaurant & Bar on Facebook for updates.