Lisa Mayisoglu is betting she can make work a space that and drew the ire of failed reality show reclamation project.
With environmental remediation work about to commence at 54 Chestnut St., has instead opted to move to 28 Oak St., spending a month on transforming the vacant space before opening in early September, she told Patch.
It's a space that could certainly use some work. The floors are on different levels, a wall splits the middle of the restaurant and diners climb an unnerving, wrapping staircase to use the restroom.
"[We] loved being here in the village and sincerely thought it was the right fit for us, but there were many issues with the space that tapped us out and we just can't float it any longer," Cera told Patch shortly before her restaurant closed in April.
Mayisoglu won't be making minor alterations. She'll be leveling the floors, removing the middle wall, and adding handicap-accessible bathroom on the main dining floor.
Surprisingly, the 28 Oak St. space can actually hold more diners than her current 54 Chestnut St. location. She'll be able to house about 90 guests and plans to expand the operation to include catering.
The menu will be much the same, though Mayisolgu plans to bake Turkish bread on premises, she said. The interior – with a Turkish flair – may be getting a paint job, she said.
Lisa's Turkish Kitchen will be closed from Aug 5. to the first week in September, she said.
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