Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Restarting the ovens: John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport (KJST), Johnstown, Pennsylvania


May 28, 2013

Restarting the ovens:  Two county restaurants returning to business

The Tribune-Democrat

— It didn’t take Cambria County long to get back into the restaurant business, and diners in these parts should be pleased.

Six weeks after a story by our Kathy Mellott lamented the fact a courthouse grill was the only one of four county-connected eateries still operating, two popular county restaurant spots are poised to go back on line.

Here’s hoping the seventh time is a charm as Rock and Country Grill reopens the restaurant and bar doors at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport.

David Horten and Galen Blough envision doing what six previous tenants failed to do – operate long-term at the Richland Township terminal built in 1999.

Their expected start-up of June 17 could add another stop for Thunder in the Valley riders and other visitors.

“I think we can make this place go,” Horten told the airport authority board, while explaining that he and his partner’s plans include catering to fans of country-western and classic rock music.

Also very hopeful of their new venture are Rick McQuaide and Lorrie Sanden, new operators of the restaurant atop the Inclined Plane.

“We have been looking for the right situation to have Asiago’s be its own place and have its own identity,” McQuaide said earlier this month. “More people will know about it and know where it is.”

McQuaide was referring to Asiago’s Tuscan Italian restaurant, part of a Scalp Avenue complex.

Asiago’s, too, is expected to be fully operational by the time Thunder arrives. The Incline lookout and restaurant/bar both are popular spots for rally-goers, as well as other tourists throughout the year.

We wish both restaurants longtime success. 

Source:  http://tribune-democrat.com/editorials

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