Raymes Steak and Fish House, the Lisle restaurant rendered inoperable by three and a half feet of flood water taken on in April’s storms, has broken ground on its brand-new 5,000-foot building on a hill directly next to their old location, the Daily Herald reports.
According to the paper, the $1.1 million building (designed by Lisle’s BLR Architects) will take six months to build and is scheduled for a 2014 Valentine’s Day grand reopening. About 50 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, the paper said.
“We’re ready for the new building… we’re ready for progress,” Raymes owner Jerri Nolan told the paper. “We’re known as a Wisconsin supper club [and] I totally intend to keep that theme going.”
"Raymes has been an icon on this corner for many, many years and it's going to have a new look," Lisle mayor Joe Broda added to the paper. "This is a new day and a new era for Raymes."