New restaurant is set to open Monday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The old Almo’s location has been getting a facelift and generating a lot of curiosity lately. The renovations have been part of the hard work of Eddie and Sharon Griffin and friends on their new restaurant The Farmhouse. The Griffins are no stranger to the restaurant business or Demopolis and hope to use their experience to give people a different taste in town.

Lisa Gates, who is helping the Griffins get things together said they menu will be wide open with something for everyone.

“The food will be seafood and breakfast with a full menu,” Gates said. “They are going to have steaks and good southern food.”

Donna Bromberger, who is also helping the Griffin’s set up the Farmhouse said they also plan an all you can eat format and some work outside the restaurant.

“We are going to have the buffet, a salad bar and they will even do some catering,” Bromberger said. “For the catering business she will be making cakes and things like that for birthdays, weddings and different things.”

The Farmhouse will be open on Sunday and Monday from 4:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday they will open from 4:30 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Monday, there was still plenty of work to do, however, Gates said most of the arrangements are falling into place. Gates said if things continue to go well they could be open as early as next Monday.

“We hope it will be open next Monday,” Gates said. “Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed for next Monday.”

Gates said they hoped to make a lot of progress this week and have everything in order.

“Hopefully when we get more done it will really start to come up fast,” Gates said. “It is just a matter of getting things together.”

Gates said the Griffins are no stranger to the restaurant business or the building. She said the experience and knowledge of the area should put them on the road to success.

“Sharon has been in and out of this restaurant for 15 years and she knows it very well,” Gates said. “We know she is going to do well. Everybody is excited to get this thing going.”

Bromberger said she encouraged everyone to come in and see the fruits of their labor.

“We have all put in a lot of hard work,” Bromberger said. “There has also been a lot of remodeling so everybody needs to come and check it out. It is really going to look good.”