The gang’s all here! New smiles and a new menu await you at Santo’s.  Family and staff members; Back row: Jim & Sharon Elko

The gang’s all here! New smiles and a new menu await you at Santo’s. Family and staff members; Back row: Jim & Sharon Elko

New smiles at Santo’s

After a closure due to sale and renovations Santo’s opened under new ownership last Monday to a private party to test the new menu and then opened to the public on Tuesday.

After a closure due to sale and renovations Santo’s opened under new ownership last Monday to a private party to test the new menu and then opened to the public on Tuesday.

“We are keeping the name,” states Tracey Quevillon, “it is a well established name.”  Quevillon, a well known local along with her husband Ian Elko, and their parents; Gayleen & Keith Elliot and Jim & Sharon Elko have taken on ownership of Santo’s Restaurant here in Princeton.

Although this venture is a family affair, this will be Quevillon’s baby. “It feels really good and a bit overwhelming, she says, “the support from the whole community has been unbelievable.”

“Pizza crust to die for,” “OMG what fabulous food,” were just a couple of the very positive comments made in between mouthfuls of food tasting during Monday evening’s test night.

While the food is still Greek, the menu is all new. Only one menu item is deep-fried, and the rest—fresh, fresh, fresh! Prices include tax, so what you see on the menu is exactly the rate you will pay. It is important to Quevillon to support her own community and she plans to do business as much as possible locally. Her wine list will include not just BC Wines, but those of the Similkameen Wineries as well.

Quevillon would like to extend her heartfelt thanks to the following for not only the  tremendous amount of support received, but for the assistance in getting the restaurant re-opened; the parents: Jim & Sharon Elko,  Gayleen & Keith Elliot, Gwen, Marie, Patsy & Sonney, Karen and Kevin. A special thank you goes Dawn Kastor at the Princeton Loonie Bin/Bakery and to Ernie Lawrence of Princeton Builders Mart (Irly Bird) for their incredible support and assistance.

The hours of operation for the restaurant will be Tuesday to Sunday from 4:00 p.m., to 10:00 p.m. The family is planning a grand opening in the near future, watch for it and in the meantime, stop in and give the “new Santo’s” a try.