A major remodeling project is underway at the site of the former Lighthouse Restaurant. Brian McClemens, owner of the Berryville Grille, has leased the space which is directly beside his restaurant and plans to open a combination coffeeshop and bookstore there on June 1st. It will be called, “The House of Light,” and fulfills a long-standing desire on McClemens’ part to honor his commitment to his faith in the Lord.
The business will sell Christian books, cards, videos, CDs, and other gift items. Members of his church are helping with the selection of these items. If you have admired the interesting gospel-inspired message tee-shirts worn by McClemens you will have the opportunity to find them in a section he will devote to Kerusso products.
The former Lighthouse bar will be refurbished with a deli case. For sale will be a variety of beverages such as gourmet coffees, teas, juices, and soft drinks. Soups, salads, and simple sandwiches will be offered. McClemens is trying to partner with Greg Malucci of Bon Matin to provide the pastries. Plans for the kitchen? It will be refurbished and become the base of operations for a catering business McClemens hopes to launch later this year.
Overlooking the deli will be an inviting lounge with sofa, comfortable chairs and tables. “It will be a place where people come and get relaxed and reenergized,” said McClemens. The hardwood floors will be restored to a gleam. Group meeting space will be created. Don’t be surprised to hear a guitarist or small combo providing entertainment one of these days when The House of Light opens its doors and let’s some sunshine in.