Fresh start and new name for popular Roanoke restaurant

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - The name has changed, but Evie's Bistro and Bakery has a familiar feel.

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Evie Edman is still in charge.

And while she has tweaked the menu, all of the old favorites from Wildflour are still coming out of the kitchen.

"All of the desserts and cakes are all the same, nothing has changed with those," Edman told WDBJ7. "And then on the menu, we've re-freshened a lot of the recipes and made them bigger, better and more delicious."

Edman said she decided on the name change to reduce confusion with the other Wildflour restaurant in Roanoke, and to make a fresh start after the Franklin Road bridge re-opened.

Two years of construction had a significant impact on her business.

"We were kind of a little island over here," she said. "Since April and the reopening, it's been a huge difference."

"And with all that's going on over at Carilion, which is less than a mile away, it's set for growth over here in Old Southwest," she said, "and I'm ready to go with it."

After 26 years on 4th Street, Edman said she's looking forward to a successful future in Old Southwest.

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