Construction is expected to begin in April on a new Sterling’s that will replace the George Washington Way restaurant. The new restaurant will be built at the east end of the current parking lot to take advantage of the view of the park and river.
The trees that bordered the parking lot have already been removed to prepare for construction, said Saber Sterling, the daughter of Sterling’s Famous Steak & Salad Bar founder Jim Sterling.
Saber Sterling said the new restaurant will be about the same size as the current one, which is about 6,000 sq. ft. inside and it will feature a large outdoor patio overlooking the river.
The current restaurant will remain open during construction of the new one, with overflow parking available in the adjacent parking lot of the former Chinese buffet restaurant.
Saber Sterling said they hope to have the new restaurant open in August.