Greenberrys, McLean's popular downtown coffee shop, has new owners who have a little sprucing up in mind, but no major changes.
Phil Pedlikin and wife Adrianne, of Vienna, and Dan LaBerge and wife Venus, of Arlington, bought Greenberrys July 1, Phil Pedlikin said Monday during a visit.
"This is a fixture in McLean. People love it," he said. "We are not interested in making significant changes."
Their to-do list includes: expanding the menu from coffee, ice cream and pastries to include wraps and salads for the lunchtime crowd; upgrading the Wi-Fi, installing more outlets (most are now in the ceiling), redoing the floors and not increasing the prices.
This is their first foray into the food business. Pedlikin said he is an IT consultant.
Pedlikin said he and his partners bought Greenberrys at a discounted price because their lease is only until Sept. 2014. Greenberrys is located in the Giant shopping center thatowned by Dan Montgomery, the president of Clark Construction Co.
Montgomery owns much of the heart of downtown McLean. He presented plans in 2010 to redevelop the shopping center but those plans were shelved in the face of the recession.
Adrianne Pedlikin grew up in McLean and is the daughter of surgeon Dr. Paulo Franco, who practiced in McLean for more than 30 years, Phil Pedlikin said.
Jan King, a member of "The Office," a group of retirees that meets daily at Greenberrys, said: "These are young guys who are bringing great energy. They are very responsive to their patrons and everything they can do will be a good positive change."