Look for a "more affordable, more fun" restaurant and bar is opening in the former Sandpiper's at 303 Dodge St.
The owners of John's Dock received a liquor license Monday night contingent on passing health inspections and submitting a menu to the Public Safety and Licensing Committee. The committee voted unanimously in favor of the license.
Owner John Durk hopes to open by Sept. 1. He described the restaurant as a place where a couple can get sandwiches and a couple of drinks for $20. "We're not going for upscale," Durk said. "It's basic food."
Durk said he planned to have some live music, including Jimmy-Buffet-esque bands and possibly a karaoke night. The restaurant will be themed to attract middle-aged adults, he said. Durk added he plans to be "very involved" with Downtown Racine events.
The hours are scheduled as 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.