It's a soft opening for the next few days, as owners Karie and Steve Head and the rest of the staff get their diner "flow."
Tom Harris was one happy man Friday morning, sitting at the counter at Jigger's Diner on Main Street with a whipped-cream-topped Belgium waffle in front of him. He'd been waiting for Jigger's to reopen for months – checking the restaurant on his daily walks up and down Main Street and clicking on the website every now and then. When he saw the "Jigger's Is Open" sign Thursday, he knew where he'd be eating breakfast Friday. "After Jigger’s closed, I’m searching for a restaurant – I’m going to the Beacon Diner, the Cozy Grille, different places. They never touched it," said Harris. Jigger's had a rocky road before it closed in November 2011. Previous owner Iva Reynhout had tax problems that forced the restaurant's closure in August 2010. …
The Main Street theater plans to reopen this spring, but is looking for volunteers to help make that happen.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Greenwich Odeum will hold a volunteer kick-off brunch on Sunday morning, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. at the Varnum Armory on Main Street. All past, current and prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend and learn of the variety of opportunities. As the renovation project continues, volunteer needs range from jobs related to physically preparing the building to reopen and handling administrative tasks to a number of opportunities once the theater reopens this spring. “During the 13 years we operated as a very successful performing arts venue, we relied solely upon volunteers for virtually all our needs,” said Frank Prosnitz, Odeum president. “We were one of the best volunteer stories in Rhode Island, and we will be again. Volunteers have …