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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Southern-cuisine restaurant opening in Stafford

A restaurant serving “refined comfort cuisine” will open this summer in a 4,000-square-foot space along U.S. 17 in Stafford County.

Bealeton couple Joe and Michelle Westner on Wednesday signed a lease for the storefront at 570 Celebrate Virginia Parkway, Suite 103. Taste of China was formerly in that space.

The Westners will open a restaurant called Cornbread & Caviar that will offer Southern cuisine, Virginia craft beers and wines, frequently changing specials and events. Customers will be able to eat at the restaurant or place carry-out orders, including through the Internet.

The Westners hope to open Cornbread & Caviar by late June or early July.

Joe Westner’s background is in the information technology field, and his wife’s is in real estate management, so getting into the restaurant business represents a career change for the couple.