The Duke and Elephant Reopens as the Martinsville Tavern

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—The historic former home of the Duke and Elephant (originally the 19th century Martinsville general store), the building at 1979 Washington Valley Road has a new concept: The Martinsville Tavern. Seasoned restaurateur Benny Mavraj is still running the operation, although chefs have changed and he’s brought on a new co-owner, industry veteran and erstwhile colleague Antonio Berisha. Chef Zod Arifai left the Duke (one of our 2018 Best New Restaurants) to pursue an as-yet unspecified project in New York (prior to joining the restaurant in October 2017, he had nearly opened a restaurant called The Mess in