Older picture of the corner of Martin and Wilmington prior to Construction
Poole's was only the beginning. Ashley Christensen has quietly been working on three new establishments. Today in a touching profile by the News and Observer's Andrea Weigl, Christensen's story is laid out from its humble origins all the way through her current day aspirations and projects. Most exciting, the reveal of her new restaurants opening on Wilmington Street this spring all focused on a specialty: hamburgers, fried chicken and honey and a basement cocktail bar.
The 4,000 square foot space will complete the circle developing; Fayetteville St, Martin St, Wilmington St, Hargett St- a tour of locally owned establishments including the recent opening of the bar at Mecca, and the forth coming Deep Java which will serve coffee next to Busy Bee. It represents just a new milestone in a career that has been churning for years from working under Andrea Reusing and Scott Howell both who share the Best Chef in South East James Beard nominations this year with Christensen to the complete ownership of Poole's and her philanthropic work.
Weigl gets intimate and talks to Christensen's admirers tracing her love of entertaining, her attention to detail, and her penchant for "getting things done." Read the full article for the details: A force of nature