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Friendship House remodelingSubmitted: 02/01/2019
Devin Biggs
Devin Biggs
Weekend Meteorologist/Reporter
dbiggs@wjfw.com

Friendship House remodeling
RHINELANDER - If you want some late night pancakes or a slice of homemade pie, you can head to the Friendship House in Rhinelander.

But soon, the popular spot will look a little bit different. The restaurant is working on giving itself an updated look.

The restaurant has been running since February of 2006 and now is looking to make some upgrades.

"It's been a couple months now that we've been preparing," said Friendship House Owner Tony Sabani. "We have a lady that showed us… interior designer."


Sabani is pleased to see things finally moving forward with the renovation, but, there are a few challenges that they've been encountering.

Friendship house will remain open during the changes, which means a lot of the work will happen at night. But employees know it will be worth the extra work.

"We're changing a lot of stuff around," said Friendship House Executive Chef Chris Hazelton. "[We're] getting new tables, new booths, new flooring. We're getting some new stuff for the back of the kitchen."

Customers have been pleased with the restaurant for a long time and they think they'll like the new one even more.

"The people in here are fantastic, the waitresses, the waiters, Tony himself, the cooks," said customer Dennis Barnes.

Friendship house hopes to be done in one to two months, but doesn't have a strict timeline set.

"This is the food we love. The way they make it and serve it, and the girls are friendly," said customer Judy Rogne.


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