December 18, 2018

New restaurant, deli set to open

New restaurant, deli set to open

Staff report

A new restaurant and deli are opening in  Killington.

Don Billings, who owns The Bakery on West Street and Roots the Restaurant on Washington Street in Rutland, recently purchased the former Phat Italian and On the Rocs in Killington.

His deli and market, now called Mountain Merchant, opened in time for the World Cup, Thanksgiving weekend in November.

“We’re trying to create that healthier option of grab-and-go out of the store,” Billings said.

Billings is planning to open the new restaurant above the deli, called Crux, this weekend.

The Mountain Merchant offers craft beer, catering, homemade baked goods as well as a gas station. Billings said the Crux’s menu will be similar to Roots.

Crux will be open 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday and 4-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Billings also just expanded Roots in Rutland moving it to a bigger location in the Center Street Market Place, downtown.

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