Big changes are in store for
on Reisterstown Road in Pikesville.
The restaurant is now known as Pike's Crab House and Grill and is less of a diner and will have a greater emphasis on seafood. The restaurant still serves prime rib, ribs and fried chicken.
Pike's Crab House and Grill opened after $50,000 in renovations that includes two new bars: one indoors and one outside with an 80-foot awning.
Owner Wil Reich says he has also added a wall dividing the restaurant and bar from a 3,000-square-foot area that will hold a store selling wine, beer and liquor. The 7,000 square-foot restaurant is now 4,000 square feet to make room for the retail operation.
Rich says he hopes that excitement about a new concept and demand for a liquor store will draw more customers. Because of the proximity of many other restaurants on the block, Reich says he believes there is a great demand for customers to purchase beer, wine, and liquor after getting carryout.
Located at 921 Reisterstown Road, the restaurant is on the same block as Jilly's
, Mari Luna
, and Vernisage Restaurant
, among others. Reich also owns Jilly's.
Dinner entrees such as the crab cake platter top off at $25. The breakfast menu will still be available as well during specific hours.
Reich has owned the movie-themed diner for six years. The business features life-like statues of various movie stars to pay homage to the building's previous life as a single-screen movie theater. It will continue to feature live music on Saturday nights. The restaurant expects to add an additional 10 employees to the restaurant's current total of 20 employees.
Source: Wil Reich, owner Pike's Crab House and Grill
Writer: Alexandra Wilding, email@example.com