After a three-week break for renovations, the will open at 4 p.m. today and feature live music by Tim Hunt tonight.
said many of the updates might go unnoticed by customers, but the ones they really might like are the up-to-date bathrooms and new flooring.
"The bathrooms were dated," Owens said. "So we completely renovated them so we have new wallpaper, subway tile in them and full mirrors. That's probably the biggest thing the customer will notice."
He said the side of the restaurant that had strictly tables and no booths used to be carpeted. They've replaced that carpet with a new hardwood floor that matches the 100-year-old flooring elsewhere in the restaurant.
The renovations don't stop there. Owens said he's planned more for the near future. Picture more booths in the table-only side of the restaurant and a kitchen expansion that takes the restaurant's parameters back about 25 feet (in the back of the building).
Then he plans to add a carry-out to the rear of the restaurant. It'll be a place where customers can browse wine, and he said it could happen in the next three to four months.
With all the upcoming changes slated to happen, Owens said he doesn't anticipate closing the business down for three weeks again. We're looking at a two-, three-day closure for those renovations.
Owens also talked of a patio opposite the carry-out. The heated and air-conditioned area could be used throughout the year.
The restaurant owner said he's glad to be back in business and looks forward to having the customers back in the building.
"Come in and help us celebrate our reopening," he said.