The commercial space at 1018 Second St. in downtown Perry, until recently the home of T&S Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, will soon reopen as a restaurant: the Trail Side Cafe.
Janice Brinton Patrick and Randy Patrick of Perry are aiming for a May grand opening after they complete some major remodeling of the 1,500-square-foot building, built in 1895 and owned by the Carl F. Schnoor Revocable Trust, according to county records.
The Patricks discussed their plans for the Trail Side Cafe with ThePerryNews.com Thursday as they sold Janny’s Jams and Jellies at the Perry Farmers Market. Their spaniel Shelby lay patiently in their laps as they talked.
If their real estate transaction closes Oct. 1 as planned, then the Patricks hope to open a Trail Side Cafe food truck in time for Halloween, meaning Perry diners will not have to wait until spring for a taste of the Patricks’ cooking.
The couple is also involved in the Baker Street Kitchen Smokehouse at 700 Baker St. in Minburn, so customers might find some shared menu items, Janice Patrick said.