Mitchell Main Street developer announces plans to open an Italian restaurant in the downtown building – Mitchell Republic

MITCHELL — Downtown Mitchell could be home to an Italian restaurant by 2025, with a new flavor moving into a renovated building.

Chiara Adamo, the daughter of California real estate developer John Adamo, who is renovating a handful of historic buildings on Mitchell Main Street, has announced plans to open an Italian restaurant in the former Crafty Fox building that is being renovated.

John Adamo purchased the building at 219 N. Main St. in 2020. He said he is investing $1.5 million in renovations into the century-old building, which is being converted into loft apartments and a ground-floor commercial space. is where Adamo’s Kitchen is planned.

In addition to their real estate activities, the father-daughter duo operates an Italian restaurant in Sacramento, California. The restaurant has been in business since 2014 and the planned location in Mitchell would be the Adamo family’s second restaurant.

In a written statement, Chiara Adamo said construction plans for construction work – related to the restaurant plan – have already been submitted to the city. She characterized Mitchell’s real estate market as an “exciting opportunity” that offered “beautiful, historic” buildings.

The restaurant serves Italian dishes ranging from handmade gnocchi, shrimp scampi and Bolognese pasta. The Adamo family’s Italian roots inspired their foray into the restaurant industry.

The Mitchell community will have the opportunity to sample a variety of dishes that Adamo’s Kitchen has to offer on Friday, May 3. During First Fridays on Main, Adamo’s Kitchen will provide free food samples during the event.

The renovation project underway at the 219 N. Main St. building is the latest downtown property that John Adamo is remodeling. Across the street, he’s preparing for a $1.7 million renovation project at the former Woolworth Building at the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street.

Sam Fosness

Sam Fosness joined the Mitchell Republic in May 2018. He grew up in Mitchell, SD, and graduated from Mitchell High School. He continued his education at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in English. During his studies, Fosness worked as a news and sports reporter for The Volante newspaper.