The Office Bar and Grill co-owner Karen Kanelos has a quick last minute meeting with some of the serving staff before the first day of business of their new restaurant on Monday, May 1, in central Casper. Karen and her husband Jim Kanelos have reopened their restraurant with a new name and concept after an extensive remodel.
A new chapter for restaurateurs Karen and Jim Kanelos started on Monday morning when The Office Bar and Grill at 520 South Ash St. opened for business after an extensive remodel.
The new concept replaces the previous version, which split the family-friendly Karen and Jim’s Restaurant and the Movie Star Lounge within the same building.
The old business closed after New Year’s Eve for a complete gut rehab, which also included installing windows in the formally vault-like building as well as a new patio.
The 21 and older bar and grill is intended to position the restaurant for a changing downtown according to Jim Kanelos, who anticipates more professional clientele during the day and more people looking for entertainment at night.