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Rose Ann Snelling, right, manager at O'Charley's in Corydon, and servers enjoy the new "O" booth at the restaurant Sept. 27. The booth is one of many remodeling changes to the restaurant. Photo by Ross Schulz

New look for O'Charley's


October 09, 2013 | 09:38 AM

O'Charley's in Corydon has a new look, both inside and out, thanks to a $300,000 makeover to modernize the restaurant.

Manager Rose Ann Snelling said the Corydon location was one of three picked in the Louisville market to receive a face-lift.

"This building is 12 years old and hasn't had a remodel," she said. "You have to go with the times, modernize."

Snelling said the remodeling would have never happened if it were not for the community support in and around Corydon.

Some of the new interior features include community tables in the bar area, which Snelling said are a little odd for this area but hopes they catch on. The island tables are for anyone to use, including separate parties.

The bar also has a new look, with metal plating around the side.

All booths throughout the restaurant are new, as is a retro "O" booth near the entrance. Snelling's favorite new table is the conference table toward the back of the main dining area. Each chair at the table is cushioned, unlike the others throughout the restaurant.

A new pie display was also a part of the project, to go along with the free pie Wednesdays.

Snelling said the free pie Wednesdays are here to stay forever, as far as she knows. Customers receive a free pie slice with any meal on Wednesdays.

Special promotions include a new happy hour with $3 cocktails (including Skyy Vodka, Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Beafeater gin, Bacardi superior rum and Jim Beam Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey) on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays and $3 house wines on Tuesdays (including Sutter Home Chardonnay, Sutter Home White Zinfandel and Barefoot Merlot); happy hour full-size half-price appetizers from 3 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close every day (available in bar only); and $2 beer specials Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

"The menu and prices haven't changed; it's just a new look," Snelling said.

Snelling said she wants the community to feel like it is their O'Charley's and aims to provide southern hospitality.

To foster the community spirit, O'Charley's planned to honor Elizabeth native and U.S. Army veteran Jesse Paschal as part of the Hometown Hero initiative Oct. 1. Paschal, a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne, was given a celebration dinner for his family and friends.

O'Charley's is located at 160 Pacer Court.

For more information, call 738-5201.

Twitter: @rossschulz

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    Question...
    October 11, 2013 | 01:07 PM

    Sounds like you're plugging a particular restaurant...if I owned a restaurant, would I get similar treatment? Or is this one someone's favorite?

    I KNOW you don't similarly promote EVERY business in town that upgrades its facilities. Do the Mom and Pop places stand a chance, when the chains get all the press?

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