The Gate, Renovated, Reopened, and Ready for Business

The local establishment’s bar and grill returns with a new look

by Published: Aug 24, 2013

DSC_0031The Gate has had an event­ful recent his­tory. Ownership changed hands, many of last year’s return­ing stu­dents were unsure if the local fix­ture would reopen, and now, over the sum­mer, it shut down for ren­o­va­tions on its bar and grill half.

Business is now back in full swing as of Aug. 21, which marked the grand reopen­ing of The Gate. Many of the par­ti­tions and booths have been removed, cre­at­ing a much more spa­cious din­ing area. The tables and chairs have a new, clean glint, and the small stage has its own cor­ner. TVs now ring the entire room and the spe­cials are also being redone.

In addi­tion to mak­ing cos­metic changes, The Gate has responded to com­plaints about cus­tomer ser­vice by hir­ing a large num­ber of new employ­ees and alter­ing the train­ing they would be given. Turnover was esti­mated to be at almost two thirds of the staff.

“We’re bet­ter than ever, most def­i­nitely. We’re going to have a lot bet­ter staff. We’ve got some of the same peo­ple, but we’re train­ing them a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent. We’re going to have a lot bet­ter ser­vice, have a dif­fer­ent com­bi­na­tion of peo­ple here,” a man­ager at The Gate, Kyle said.

With a new look for the new school year, The Gate looks to serve the same role as it did pre­vi­ously, but to do so “bet­ter than ever.”