The restaurant closed Monday, and is set to reopen in time for dinner Friday. Crews have worked around the clock to give the bar and restrooms a makeover, install new lighting and artwork, and mount acoustical sound paneling to the ceiling and walls.
Before: Lots of warm tones and murals
“One of the biggest complaints since we opened is the noise level in the dining room. This is something we needed to address,” says owner Vince Continenza, who purchased the cafe in 2006 along with his wife, Cindy. The couple has added a pergola, garden and expanded patio since then, but the interior space had mostly remained unchanged.
After: Shades of Gray, With Pops of Color.
“It’s a face-lift, if you want to call it that. We are a very busy restaurant, and the wear and tear had taken a toll,” Vince says. “We will still have the same good food and service; it’s just a new look.”