A new restaurant will take over the former home of a corner market in Butchers Hill when it opens this spring.

Charmed Kitchen is preparing to open in May at 123 S. Chester St., according to posts on its website and social media pages.

The restaurant, which is moving into a corner space at the intersection of Pratt Street that previously housed Ronnie’s Food Market, will serve “eclectic American and Italian cuisine,” according to its website. Charmed Kitchen will offer casual breakfast and lunch, with a dinner menu driven by chef Christa Bruno in the evenings.

Owners Andrew and Lindsay Crummey have lived in Butchers Hill for about eight years. The husband-and-wife team bought the building at 123 S. Chester St. last year with the goal of updating the existing market.

When the market owner’s plans changed, they decided to transform the space into a 35-seat cafe. As part of the update, they hope to fill a breakfast void in the neighborhood and keep some grocery offerings the market sold, such as deli items and coffee.

“We always wanted to make sure that amenities stayed at that corner,” Andrew Crummey said.





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Wednesday, 1 p.m.: This article was updated to include comments from the owners, Andrew and Lindsay Crummey.