This blog was the first to write about Jon purchasing the historic building in downtown Nevada City, and I’m excited about the planned renovation (scroll down to “Stonehouse” in these documents filed with the Planning Commission). Jon’s friends are excited too: “I can’t wait to see what you do with the place!” writes one on Facebook.
“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to open a farm to table restaurant, and I hope to make the new Stonehouse a centerpiece and reflection of the local community,” Jon has said.
As part of his commitment to supporting Nevada City’s community, the renovation of the building will feature a rustic-modern design using local and reclaimed materials as well as decor and furnishings sourced from local artists, designers, and craftsmen.
All of The Stonehouse’s food and beverage offerings will focus on local, organic ingredients and cuisine, as Rowe plans to host a range of well-known chefs in order to maintain a changing, seasonal menu throughout the year.
Renovation plans also include a Tesla charging station to help support the electric vehicle movement as well as a rooftop solar power installation.