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New owner takes over della Voce

By Corene Brisendine

There’s a new owner at della Voce.

Noah Reagan sold the restaurant to former employee Caleb Edwards, who took over on Jan. 1.

Edwards, who has worked for Reagan for four years, bought the restaurant with help from backer Ward Morgan.

Morgan, owner of CivicPlus, said that he is a silent partner in the business, only helping Edwards financially to get the restaurant up and running.

Edwards said that the restaurant has been closed since Monday for some deep cleaning and minor renovations. It reopened for business on Thursday.

Reagan said that he decided to sell the business because he wanted to spend more time with his family.

“For me, businesses are always meant to be sold,” he said. “This business opportunity came and I took it.”

He said that his wife is expecting their second child in the next couple of weeks, and now he’ll be able to spend more time with them.

As for the new owner, Edwards said that during January, the menu would be expanded with new drinks and food items. Also, the back of the menu has a questionnaire, asking for feedback on what customers like or want to keep.

“We are sticking with the idea of della Voce, but just giving it a little tweaking,” he said.

Edwards said that the restaurant would be given a grand re-opening Feb. 10-14, with updated food and drink menus.

He said that he always wanted to open his own restaurant, so when Reagan approached him, he took the offer.

Edwards said that taking over della Voce, 405 Poyntz, was better than starting from scratch because he is intimately familiar with the staff and menu.

Meanwhile, Reagan said that he doesn’t have any particular plans, but that he will continue to stay active in the hospitality industry.

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