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Rebranded Green Room adds music, dinner

Ben and Sue Green operate the Green Room Café & Coffeehouse, formerly the Living Room Coffee House and Café. Ben and Sue Green operate the Green Room Café & Coffeehouse, formerly the Living Room Coffee House and Café.

Ben and Sue Green decided they could not wait until the work on the 500 and 600 block of North Main Street is done. They have announced the renaming — and rebranding — of the former Living Room Coffee House and Café.

It's now the Green Room Cafe & Coffeehouse, an obvious play on their name but also a more fitting one.
"It's referring to that special place you go before you go on stage, where you get special treatment and you relax and have good food," Sue said. "It's the VIP room."
Several other factors led to the renaming. The city's work on the façade of the Skyland meant that the Greens needed to change their sign anyway. It will lose the gable top but will still be the same sign as before, with the new name. And, the Green Room has been attracting a good crowd to its Friday and Saturday night music offerings.
"That's picking things up," Sue said.
"In fact," Ben said, "we had one night when we had to quit taking reservations."
Even as they pick their way around orange barrels, people are finding their way.
The grand opening is set for April 19-20.
They plan to expand their nighttime menu and have already begun using as much local produce as they can find.
"We don't have a walk-in cooler so we have to do everything in small batches," Ben said. "We prefer it that way for freshness."
The Green Room is located on the ground floor of Hendersonville's historic Skyland Hotel at 536 N. Main Street across from Mast General Store.
It serves artisan crafted sandwiches and entrees, baked treats, beer and wine, espresso, smoothies and teas. It also offers vegan and vegetarian options. Diners may call ahead with special requests.
The Green Room is open Tuesday through Saturday and serves breakfast from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Information and the live music schedule are on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Green-Room-Cafe-and-Coffeehouse.