OLMSTEDVILLE - The lights will be on again at the Owl at Twilight in Olmstedville. The restaurant that has been closed since May of 2008 will be reopening soon.
Rich and Joanne Dwyer, the owners and proprietors of the restaurant, will return the Owl at Twilight to active status on Friday, Dec. 18. It will be open on Fridays and Saturdays.
Rich said the two are very much looking toward the reopening.
"This is what we love to do and we are looking forward to coming back," he said.
Food served at the Owl is all locally grown - the Dwyers' will make trips weekly to farms in Washington County to purchase organically grown dairy, produce, and meat.
According to Rich: "Everything we can get that's organic - we will get. It's the best."
With this effort to buy local and buy fresh, the menu at the Owl will be dynamic, with changes happening about every two weeks, he said.
Rich and Joanne run the Indian Lake Market, a grocery they have owned and operated for the past four years. For the past year and a half, they have focused on successfully running the market, but they both agreed that it was time to get the restaurant cooking again.
"Reservations are already starting to come in," Rich said.
Rich, Joanne and their four year-old daughter Anna live in Olmstedville on Church Road and have always been active in their community. It's obvious that the family is excited about reopening the restaurant. Getting the business running again is an event that adds to the feeling in Olmstedville that the community is healthy and thriving. For information or to make a reservation at the Owl at Twilight, call the restaurant at 251-4696.