While driving on Audelia earlier today a sign on the door of Highlands Cafe caught my eye…
It appears as though the new owner of Highlands Cafe has begun the work of relaunching the restaurant to Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen.
Earlier this year we reported that Highlands Cafe owners Kathy Stewart and Anita Siegers sold the restaurant on Jan. 31.
In April we learned that the restaurant’s new owner, Peter Touris, made plans to relaunch the restaurant as Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen. Rather than Highlands Cafe’s counter service, the new digs will boast a full service bar, a brand new menu, and sit-down service.
Fox 4 recently aired a segment in which Touris shared his plans for the relaunch, adding that he also plans to expand the patio and feature children’s art on the walls of the restaurant.
A post by administrators of the Highlands Cafe Facebook page also indicates that Highlands Cafe is closed:
“AND It’s official! We have our permits and will be shutting down for construction on Highlands Cafe starting Monday, June 16th. We know many are worried about Highlands Cafe losing a lot of its purpose but we want to reassure you that we’re only picking up where the original 20 left off. We want our neighborhood to thrive and are ready for the next chapter of what Lake Highlands has to offer. We hope that all will stop in for a last meal as Highlands Cafe and welcome Neighbor’s Casual Kitchen as you did for almost 10 years at Highlands.”
We’ll keep you posted when we find out more about the reopening.