Construction and renovation work is continuing on Simington Plaza II, 217 Union Ave.
Owned by local businessman Brinton "Rob" Simington, the building, constructed as a 2,900-square-foot Red Barn restaurant in 1967, is being enlarged to 14,000 square feet.
The building will house Old West Wash House, the Athenian Cafe and Custom Guitar Works on the first floor.
"I have talked to several potential tenants for the second floor and will be advertising the space," Simington said.
The Athenian Cafe, owned by Ted Keramidas, which specializes in authentic Greek food, will occupy one side of the first floor and is expected to open in late March or early April. The restaurant, which was previously located in Ivyside Plaza and then on Fairway Drive, will have seating for 65 to 70 people and serve breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Custom Guitar Works, owned by Al Jones and presently located at Simington Plaza, 1216 Pleasant Valley Blvd., will move into the other side of the first floor. That business is expected to move in May, Simington said.
Old West Wash House, owned by Simington's son Scott, located in the middle of the first floor, will be renovated and air conditioning will be added.
The estimated $600,000 renovation project is being completed by Scott Simington Construction.
Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 946-7467.