Crafted: The Art of the Taco will open on Clay Street in the former location of the Downtown Mebane Table restaurant. Tate and Patrick Roby, who own Roby Family Restaurants, will operate Crafted.

Mebane will soon get a taste of one of Greensboro’s most popular restaurants. Crafted: The Art of the Taco will open on Clay Street in the former home of The Mebane Downtown Table, which closed for good during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Roby Family Restaurants closed the deal on the building and the restaurant. Terms of the sale were not available.

The building’s new owner, Pat and Tate Roby, are veterans of the restaurant industry, although this will be the first establishment they will start and own. The Robys currently live in Haw River and have two young children.

Renovations have begun on the building and the Robys have said they’re planning for an early 2022 opening.

“We are so excited to join the Mebane community,” said Tate Roby. “We love everything about the downtown area. Everyone knows each other and you can feel the support from all around. We can’t wait to raise our family here and be a part of the growth that is happening in Mebane.”

Crafted burst onto Greensboro’s downtown dining scene in 2012, opening in a small space on Elm Street. Owner/chef Kris Fuller’s bold and unique style flipped tacos on their head. The place stayed packed for lunch and dinners. The owner renovated and moved the restaurant into a larger space across the street.

The Mebane location, which will offer the same menu and popular recipes as the Greensboro restaurant, will be owned and operated by the Robys and overseen by Fuller.

“We are incredibly excited to be a part of the Mebane and surrounding communities. We are thrilled to be expanding our brand and to have owner/operators Pat and Tate leading the way in opening this location. We find that Mebane is a beautiful and unique community and look forward to adding our touch to that.”

For information about location and hiring, Crafted’s operators can be contacted at

Disclosure: Dale Edwards is related to members of the Roby Family.