Local husband and wife return home to open very first restaurant

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LURAY, Va. (WHSV) — A local couple returned to the town where they fell in love to open their very first restaurant.

John and Maureen Moss are the proud owners of Moonshadows, downtown Luray's newest attraction.

Combined, John and Maureen have over 70 years of experience in the restaurant industry. It was their love for the business, and each other, that pushed them to take the leap in finally opening one of their own.

Although they immediately knew Luray was the perfect location, they spent 9 years revamping and renovating, hoping to create a space that everyone will love.

"We just went in and gutted the place," said John. "Everything is brand new."

"You spend those nine years wondering if you're ever going to open. But seeing it today and everything come together, I just hope people continue to come out and enjoy the food," said Maureen.

Maureen will be the general manager, while John will be the executive chef. Although his Sicilian heritage inspired him to fill the menu with flavors from all over the world, the restaurant will get almost all of its produce locally.

You can find more info about the restaurant, including their menu and location, here.