Shakers Restaurant, celebrating its 25th year as a company and its 23rd year in Roanoke, will close for eight days this month for a floor-to-ceiling renovation.
The $300,000 renovation will take the restaurant from sports bar to a “sophisticated, casual grill,” said the restaurant’s founder and president, John Buckles.
Read more about the renovations, and the history of the business, in Sunday’s Retail Roundup column.
Also in the column: Noticed the work going on at the old Rite Aid on Hardy Road in Vinton? A Family Dollar store will open there by the end of the month.
In the next few months you’re likely to see even more construction to make room for new dollar stores in Roanoke. Another new Dollar General store building is planned in southeast Roanoke, while a Dollar Tree has its eyes on a spot along Williamson Road.
What do you think has made Shaker’s so successful?