The diner formerly known as Harvest is expected to reopen sometime in June, if the new owners have their way.
Harvest Diner, formerly owned by Stella Savva, closed in January after 19 years in business. However, it was purchased by the Roustas family, who have owned and operated the popular Sage Diner, on Route 73 in Mount Laurel, for 21 years.
Co-owner Louis Roustas said the former Harvest Diner is currently undergoing a major makeover inside and out.
"It's a significant overhaul," he said, explaining that the new restaurant—which will be called "Jersey Diner"—will bear little resemblance to the original, at least structurally.
Of course, it'll still be a diner, Roustas said, with a similar style menu and 24-hour-a-day service.
He said the family hopes to reopen the diner in June.
According to Roustas, excitement is already building, with former Harvest customers dropping in to Sage to get the inside scoop.
"I'm getting a really good response," Roustas said. "I'm actually getting customers from there (Harvest) coming in here (Sage) asking the same question: 'When are you going to reopen?'"
Roustas' brother, co-owner Bobby Roustas, told Patch in January the staff of Harvest will be offered their jobs back once renovation is complete and the diner reopens.