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Macado’s undergoes remodeling

Macado’s, at 200 E. Third St., is remodeling the outdoor portion of its restaurant, officials from the restaurant confirmed.

The outdoor portion of the restaurant, which included a seating area with a wooden roof, a back entrance to the restaurant and an outdoor bar, was torn down Thursday, making way for a remodeled outdoor portion that is estimated to be complete at the end of the year.

The restaurant remains open with indoor seating, and carryout is available, officials said. Participants are encouraged to use the front entrance facing East Third Street.

General Manager Andria Kravatz, District Manager Dave Pait and Architect Mark McConnell confirmed the project Friday.

Pait said the project to remodel the outside of the restaurant initially began in 2014. He said the project was delayed due to projects that needed to be completed at other Macado’s locations.

After the demolition, Carey Construction Services, based in Ashland, will build the renovated outdoor portion of the restaurant.

Pait said the estimated time that the outdoor portion could be completed is expected to be in December.

Pait, Kravitz and McConnell said the restaurant, which opened in Farmville in 1985, received a lot of support from the town during the demolition process, including from town leaders and from community members who volunteered to help.

McConnell, from Summit Studio in Roanoke, said the Roanoke and Vinton boy scout troops, #149 and #159 respectively, also helped with the demolition process.

Pait, Kravitz and McConnell said the renovated outdoor area will have restrooms, a disability accessible entrance, and a more expansive, outdoor bar with additional draft beers options.

McConnell said the floor will be concrete and have a steel structure. The structure will be elevated to prevent flooding. McConnell said there will be four large garage doors, the ceiling will have a timber frame, and there will be plentiful outdoor seating. He described the renovation as having a “more modern look.”

Kravatz said the outdoor area will be weatherized, meaning that it will stay relatively temperate in the facility throughout the year.

“It’s really going to be something,” Kravatz said about the new design.