New owners at the Grille

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Former waitress and husband buy local restaurant

By Dave Bell

Since her days as a waitress there, The Gallatin Street Grille has always been Angie Rhodes’ favorite place to eat. It also is near and dear to her heart because that’s where her husband, Rick, proposed to her


So, when restaurant founder Ken Williams told the Rhodes that he was going to retire and possibly shut the restaurant down after a 15-year run, they were quick to come to the rescue.
“I didn’t want to see the restaurant shut down,” Angie said. “People shouldn’t have to leave town to have a fine-dining experience.”
They’re convinced that Ken had it right on most every aspect of the restaurant, so not a lot of changes are planned right away. The only exception will be the addition of a few lighter menu items.
“We’ll offer the same great food, and we want to keep the friendly, inviting and cozy atmosphere,” Angie said. “It’s a great date-night place, and is also great for entertaining business associates.”
The hours also will stay the same – 5-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
“The downtown has really changed,” said Rick. “We’re excited to see more people coming back downtown. There’s a lot to do down here.”
Down the road, they may consider opening for lunch, at least for private business luncheons by reservation.
For now, they’ll continue to offer the unique fare that Ken developed, and add a few twists of their own. The main menu items are ribs, pasta, seafood, steaks and chicken.
The address is 524 W. Gallatin St. and the telephone number is 283-0023.