If you've seen the sign “Jim's Grille” just erected at the former Rich's Restaurant location, don't go looking for a burger or pizza just yet.
Owner Jim Joyce said Friday that he can't give any kind of opening date for the re-branded restaurant, though it's “looking like some time in January.” Inside, the restaurant damaged in a February fire remains mostly gutted, with walls down to studs and work equipment all about.
Once the remodeling is done, patrons will find some new menu offerings in addition to traditional favorites.
“I don't want to alienate anybody, but I want to attract some new people, because there are some people in town who have never been in,” Joyce said.
Look for a Friday fish fry that will be all-you-can-eat, some seafood and new burgers and pizzas, he said, though he continues to work on both the menu and the look on the inside.
Rich's has been in Cedarburg since 1976, according to a FOX6 report.
Two other Echo Plaza locations damaged by the fire have welcomed business again. Grapes and Tastes returned to the south of Rich's by mid-October, while Las Fajitas just opened last week in the former Jalisco's location.