After a month of renovations Jo Jo Apples Cafe unveiled their new look this week.
“Going into it, it was a big job.” Owner Gail Vasta told me. “But it was made easier than I thought it would be”. Needless to say, she’s happy with the renovations, done in just 4 weeks, and rightly so.
The staff were glad to be back and so were the customers who were still enjoying their dinners well past normal closing time.
Gail told me April 1, 2014 will start the 18th year she’s owned Jo Jo Apples and she said “It was time. It needed to be updated.”
You know, when you’re dealing with a restaurant that’s pretty much an institution in town, you have to be careful what you change. “I’m happy with the how it turned out -we didn’t want to lose the charm of the place,” Gail said. I think they’ve done that well, too.
Not just a new look
Chef Kimberly is working on new Prix Fixe menu specials that will include appetizers as well as the dinner specials we’ve come to know. They also will serve new deserts including cheesecakes from Juniors and espresso and cappuccino are added to the menu.
Gail says that online ordering is in the works in the near future.
We talked about how much is involved in owning a restaurant.
“You really have to love it to be here every day”. She says she does and she’s glad the staff do, too. It’s long, hard work “But it’s all worth it. The best part is to just see people enjoy what they’re eating and having a good time here.”
The renovation is a tasteful and comfortable update on a Point Lookout tradition, with quality finishes that’s ready for the next 18 years. See it for yourself while you enjoy a cuppa, snack, or a meal; at the place where people mean when they say “Meet me in Point Lookout for Breakfast”.