After 25 years on Broadway, the original Chappells Coral Grill will close in June and relocate to Covington Plaza.
The restaurant will move into the former Opus 24 location next to Covington Bar & Grill, where it will reopen in July for lunch and dinner, owner Gary Chappell says.
The larger space will be gutted and renovated, and the entrance will be moved. There will be patio seating but no seafood market.
Its a good move for us. Were going to rebuild the Broadway location there, says Chappell, adding that it was a difficult decision. Its very sad. Weve been in the downtown area for so long. The writing was on the wall; we needed to think about the future.
The Broadway location, which closed for several months last year before reopening in October, will be remodeled into a banquet facility for Chappells and other local restaurants.
Chappells is the second restaurant in a year to leave the Broadway corridor and move to Covington Plaza.
Last summer, Catablu Grille moved into the former Vigneto spot next to Mitchell Books. Its former home became The Philmore on Broadway, a venue for private events catered by Catablu.
Meanwhile, Chappells Steaks & Seafood, 5820 Coldwater Road, is still open for lunch and dinner.
Mother’s Day menus
Following are some local restaurants that will be open May 9 – Mothers Day. If your restaurant will have special menus or hours, let me know by Monday.
The Rib Room, 1235 E. State Blvd., will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with prime rib and other features. Reservations are accepted; call 483-9767.
CorkN Cleaver, 221 E. Washington Center Road, will serve its regular dinner menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended, call 484-7772.
Markos on 2nd in Decatur will have an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Its $14.99; kids 9 years old and younger eat free. There will be omelets, quiche, stuffed French toast, creamy grits, eggs Benedict, sausage gravy and biscuits, fruit, cobblers and other desserts. For reservations, call 260-724-8880.
Back 40 Junction in Decatur will have a buffet with prime rib, fried chicken, baked fish, roast beef, ham, turkey, smoked brisket, fried shrimp, fried pollock, sides, salad bar, soups, a chocolate fountain and desserts. Prices are $23.95, $21.95 for seniors and $5.95 to $11.95 for children. For reservations, call 260-724-3355. Hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Rittenhouse in Bluffton will have a buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with prime rib, ham, sausage, quiche, French toast, soups, salads and desserts. Its $16.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids ages 5 to 10 and $4.95 for children 4 and younger. For reservations, call 260-824-8112.
Amish Acres in Nappanee will serve its Threshers Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prices are $15.95 to $19.95; children are charged $1.25 per year of age. No reservations.
Joseph Decuis in Roanoke will serve a four-course lunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Its $35, or $50 with two glasses of wine. A childs meal is $10. For reservations, call 672-1715.
Amish Acres uncorks wine room
Amish Acres, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will open a new wine-tasting room at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Vintages from Oliver Winery, French Lick Winery and Huber Winery will be featured – such as merlot, cabernet sauvignon and Chardonnay – along with specialty breads, meats and cheeses for pairing.
If you buy a wine glass, you can sample up to five wines. Prices havent been set yet. The Barn Loft Tasting Room is in the Amish Acres restaurant.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Sundays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays.
The Roasted Bean, 5129 Illinois Road, has closed.
From 4 to 10 p.m. today, Make-a-Wish Foundation will have a statewide fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse restaurants. If you mention Make-a-Wish, 10 percent of your meals cost will be donated. The money will help Owen, 8, of Carmel, visit Walt Disney World with his family.
Baskin-Robbins will have its annual 31-cent scoop night from 5 to 10 p.m. today. Get a 2.5-ounce scoop or a 3-ounce soft serve. There is a limit of three scoops a person. Some locations will take donations for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
DeBrand Chocolatier will offer public tours from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at 10105 Auburn Park Drive. Tours are $5, which includes a $5 rebate for a purchase of $10 or more that day. No reservations are necessary.
Starting Saturday, East State Coney in the Beacon-State Plaza will have new hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.