An owner of Union Station Grill in Columbia has bought George’s Restaurant & Pizza in Mountville and plans to close it briefly, then reopen it with a new look and a new name.
Dan and Kelly Scarberry are the new owners of the restaurant at 14 W. Main St., which they plan to close April 30 for a renovation that will last around 10 days.
Dan Scarberry has been partner for the last 12 years at Union Station Grill.
The restaurant in Mountville will be reopened with a yet-to-be-disclosed name, a new look and a new menu, Scarberry said.
The new owners are updating the furniture and decor to give the space more of a pub and tavern feel.
While the new menu hasn’t been finalized, Scarberry said it will feature “pub-type food,” with what he describes as “good, fresh, simple, big food.”
It will continue to be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and will also add a brunch menu. The restaurant will seat roughly 125 patrons and feature 12 beers on tap and a full menu of drinks.
The owners have already expanded the hours, staying open later in the evening and opening on Mondays.
The real estate sold for $375,000, although Scarberry declined to give the total cost, which also included the business and liquor license.
George and Stamatia “Stacy” Theodorakas originally opened the restaurant in 1987 as George’s Family Restaurant. The spot had previously been the Blue and Gray Tavern.