When Bernalwood reported a few days ago that the Palace Family Steakhouse was likely to reopen soon, I think we were all understandably overjoyed. Unfortunately, it sounds like maybe the name is going the way of the old interior. (Which I guess would also mean there’s a bit of exterior work still to come too, which could hold up the grand reopening for longer as well.) Reader jacobe chimed in in the comments of our post on the topic:
I talked to the new owners recently… they also own a Moroccan food/hookah joint somewhere in the Richmond.
Said they were going for a 50′s diner feel and it was going to be renamed to something I can’t remember.
So I followed up:
Renamed!? But you can’t remember to what?? For goodness’ sake, try to remember! Any thoughts at all?
And jacobe replied:
It was something really horrible like Mama’s Diner… or maybe it was a woman’s name.
I remember after walking away from the conversation, and after being so terribly excited that it was re-opening, telling my girlfriend that we should have suggested they keep the Palace name.
If I see someone in there again, I’ll do some sleuthing and ask.
Thanks, jacobe! (Hey, maybe they should call it Steakolandia!)
[photo via Bernalwood]