A new restaurant is coming to the spot where the Grey Goose used to be, helping to anchor the plaza. It could help return the locale to the glory days, when the popular Scheidels Old European restaurant once was in the spot.
A fine-dining (but affordable) restaurant is going to open with a Spanish-Italian theme. It is the brainchild of an experienced restaurant owner who ran a place called The Rustic Table that had been popular at Emigrant Gap, next to the Sierra Woods Lodge. A wine bar also is planned.
“We stopped for dinner on our way to Tahoe on a Saturday night,” said one five-star review of The Rustic Table on Yelp. “We shared two appetizers and two entrees (specials off of the board on the wall) and everything was prepared well and presented beautifully.” (The photo is from the review on Yelp.)
From the sound of it, this restaurant could be similar to the Old 5 Mile House, with upscale but affordable fare. The Old 5 Mile House, on the other side of the western county on Hwy. 20, has undergone a renaissance of its own.
In addition, a shop selling yogurt, coffee and light deli fare is coming to the center, next to where the Wolf Day Spa used to be.
No firm timetable for opening the businesses, but I’d expect it to occur during late spring or summer.
All told, the new businesses could draw from the substantial population of Alta Sierra, as well as visitors driving along Hwy. 49.