The Roanoker - July/August 2017 - 139
DINING | RED JASMINE & FORK IN THE ALLEY
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Dave and Ann Trinkle have that vision at FITA.
For months, Dave would go and pester the owner
about the carriage house, trying to convince him to
do something with the place rather than focus only
on the white house that struggled to keep a long-term
restaurant in it. Finally, one day, the man looked at
Dave and said, "If you have all the right ideas, you
should just buy the property." So, they did.
But it wasn't that easy. To begin with, Ann was unaware her husband was having these alleyway conversations, and Dave was unaware of his own serious interest
in purchasing the property until he started explaining
his idea to Ann. Dave approached the purchase as an
investment property. Ann, who'd worked for years as
a waitress, was skeptical.
"I thought he was crazy," she says laughing at a conTHEROANOKER.COM
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