There’s been a small store at the Frost intersection ever since Bessie Grey opened her doors around 1946. It’s had several owners, has gone in and out of business, and has been through many renovations over the years.
Later this month, chef Andrew Dean will open the doors once more, to welcome the world to Dean’s Den.
Dean’s Den is a small restaurant and convenience store where Dean hopes to serve members of the community, tourists and the traveling public.
“When it was here it was so convenient,” Dean said. “It was so nice. I can’t tell you how often I shopped here when Patty [Bussard] was running the place. We missed it. We missed it a lot.”
Dean is best known for his skills as chef at Mountain Quest, but most recently, he had a food truck which he operated in and around Harrisonburg, Virginia. While he had some success with…