Annie’s Bistro Serving Country French in Mt. Pleasant

282107_139597089454843_7274551_nThe Snowmaggedon of 2010 set in motion a series of restaurant moves which culminated with Annie’s Bistro opening in Mt. Pleasant – in the midst of last month’s ice storm.

Mark Manly and Carole Robert in 2007 opened their French café in Middleburg, Va., but were forced to relocate three years later when a few feet of snowfall weakened the restaurant’s roof. After three years in Bethseda, Md., “we were at that point where rents were about to go into the realm of not possible,” Manly says.  Last fall, he and wife paid a scouting visit to the area where his grandparents retired in the 1970s.

“(Carole) said ‘I can live anywhere’,” Manly says of the decision to re-open Annie’s Bistro in Towne Centre. Continue reading