Rohland takes over Village Pasta Shoppe: There are changes afoot just down the sidewalk from our office on Johnston Way in Bluffton Village. Leslie Rohland, owner of The Cottage Café and the Juice Hive, has taken over ownership of The Village Pasta Shoppe. The Bluffton pasta pavilion and Italian gourmet food market celebrated its grand re-opening Nov. 1.

“We are so excited to be continuing the tradition of bringing the taste of Italy to the Lowcountry through our fresh gourmet pasta, artisanal ingredients and take-home ‘heat-n-serve’ pasta dishes that have long been loved by so many in the community,” said Rohland, who is also the founder of May River Coffee Roasters and owner of The Emporium and Sidecar Catering – which features personal catering services featuring her award-winning cuisine. 

“I am thrilled to be the new owner of this beloved gourmet pasta shop,and am excited to not only be continuing the tradition of the highest quality pastas, ingredients and food items, but bringing some new and unique menu items, products and programs like our PASTAport to the Bluffton community.”

Their fresh cut pastas and homemade “heat-n-serve” pastas are all made fresh daily with their homemade marinara sauce and available in various sizes. The shop also offers a large selection of artisan breads, antipasti, cheese, cured Italian meats, desserts and wine. And customers have long lauded the selection of Italian gourmet food products not found on local supermarket shelves.

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