After five years on Main Street, Revé 324 is looking to expand by moving from the Grand Garage to the former US Bank building at the corner of Chestnut and Second streets in downtown Stillwater.
The plan is to renovate part of the first floor of 200 Chestnut Street into Revé 324’s new restaurant space—and eventually create a 1,700 square foot outdoor dining space. The new space will allow Revé 324’s owners Matt and Nate Stabenow more seating inside and out.
The Stillwater Planning Commission on Monday night unanimously approved the proposal.
The building is currently home to the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, Nutrition Revolution, and Monde Salon and Spa among others.
Mark Balay, of Balay Architecture, told the Planning Commission that he has been working with the building since US Bank moved out in 2004.
The plan is for the overhang to remain in place and eventually be used as an area for shade and refuge from rain for outdoor diners, Balay said. The bank’s old drive thru window will be covered, and the entrance to the restaurant will be off of Second Street.
“This is our chance to convert this drive thru into something that is functional as part of a restaurant,” Balay said. Construction will not begin “until the cold-weather season.”
“I think it would be a good addition to downtown,” Commissioner Sean Hade said. “The building has been through a lot of transformations, and the parking lot for the most part is rarely used right now. I think this is a good use.”
Planning Commission Chairman Michael Kocon agreed.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the building look less like a bank and more like a restaurant,” he said. “I’m excited to see this happen.”
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