Some Butte restaurants used coronavirus shutdown to remodel for the future

Posted at 8:44 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 11:19:57-04

BUTTE - Staff at Casagranda’s Steakhouse in Butte can do more than just cook and serve food.

“They painted, they cleaned, yeah, they learned a few new trades,” said co-owner Carrie Leary.

Like other restaurants in Butte, this long-time restaurant took the inconvenience of state restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus and turned it into an opportunity to remodel the interior. The restaurant’s owners said they had already planned shutdown for remodeling sometime next year.

“It’s always great to improve your business. The changes that have been made, I think customers are going to really enjoy,” said co-owner Lisa Randall.

While still managing to serve curbside meals to customers, the staff also helped in some of the renovations.

“You know, showing up in our sweats and what have you and paint the beams and the ceilings, they’ve been great. I couldn’t ask for a better staff,” said Randall.

And while all this remodeling work is going on, staff and employees are still here working to serve the customers, proving that they’re more than just loyal employees.

“It really warmed my heart in a lot of ways that to know that they were as committed and care and the business that they work at, I mean, we like to look at our employees as not just being employees, because they’re not, they’re our friends, they’re our family,” said Leary.

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