The Roanoke Times
The former location of a coffee shop in downtown Roanoke will be turned into a banquet hall for special events, such as wedding receptions, corporate functions and private parties. Schaal's Catering & Events is taking over a space at 402 Jefferson St. De Espresso, a coffee shop, recently closed its store there.
The catering company also has opened a spot in Fincastle for special-event use. It's at 101 E. Main St. inside a historic home called the Kyle House.
Allan Mower, director of sales for the catering company, described the Jefferson Street space, which will be called Schaal's on Jefferson, as having a contemporary aura. It will seat about 150 people for events, or the space can fit more than 200 for a cocktail-style party.
Rental rates for each location will be about $1,500 for a Saturday event.
The company still will offer off-site catering, Mower said. It also hosts smaller events at its showroom at 124 W. Campbell Ave.