As some citizens in Vandalia may have noticed, the Heritage Café has closed it doors. However, the café will soon be reopening in the newly renovated Spare Time Bowl & Grill located at 1201 Highway P in Vandalia.
As part of the remodeling, owners Mike and Violet Soey have expanded the kitchen area, installed commercial kitchen equipment, and added new items to the menu.
Heritage Café will still be available for catering and will be able to accommodate 40 or more people in updated dining area for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
“Basically, everything we did down at the old location, we will be able to do in here and a whole lot more.” Mike Soey said.
Spare Time Bowl will once again be accepting reservations from groups who wish to use the bowling alley for birthdays or other special events.
Other renovations include new windows, drywall, paint, and tile. The lobby has been redone, along with locker room and back room areas.
The Soeys are also working with both the city and MoDOT in order to expand parking on the west side of the building, which will require two new culverts. Currently, parking is available on the east and south sides.
A face lift to the exterior portion of the building is anticipated some time next year.
The Heritage Café area will be open for business at 6 a.m. every morning and will be open later to service the needs of those involved in bowling leagues.
The bowling alley side will not be open for business in the morning or afternoon, except for the Thursday morning coffee league that will occupy the lanes from 9 a.m. until noon.
Spare Time Bowl & Grill will be open Labor Day weekend and can be reached at 594-2165 or the Heritage Café at 594-3684.