Bistro Construction Underway

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Construction on the “Bistro” addition to the Highlands Tartan Grill began in July with the pouring of the concrete for the foundation, and construction of the walls for the 2,630-square-foot building is now underway. There may be some temporary disruptions to traffic on Glenside Drive while construction proceeds.

Meanwhile, staff has been finalizing details for interior design features and changes to the menu, Executive Director Josh Lyons told residents at the July “Coffee” meeting.

The new facility will be constructed as an extension on the east side of the Tartan Grill facing Glenside Drive off the dining room where the buffet line is now. The Grill and Market Place will continue to serve as dining areas.

The 2,630-square-foot Bistro will include a bar, fireplace, lounge, wall-mounted TVs, dining area and patio with outdoor seating.

The idea is to have different food service venues open during the day with different dining options, according to Josh Lyons. While lunch and dinner will continue to be served in the Market Place and Tartan Grill during regular hours, the Bistro will be open all day to serve lighter fare, such as soup, salad, sliders, smoothies and coffee. It will also serve as a coffee house-type gathering place throughout the day and early evening.

The new construction will include 2,100-square-feet of space on the ground floor, underneath the Bistro, for Sunny Treasures storage space and the wood shop.

Stay tuned for more updates as construction proceeds! --Galen Moses