TWO Ecocabs were launched at Riva Brasserie on Monday afternoon, in what was a real first for the town of Dundalk.
The Ecocabs are aimed at ferrying customers from the popular Earl Street premises to its sister restaurant, Riva Townhouse, in Jocelyn Street while the former undergoes a huge revamp this week.
Riva Brasserie closed on Monday and will be completely done up throughout this week before its re-opening on Saturday.
The restaurant, which is run by local couple Tim and Bernie Murphy, will have a number of new and exciting features when it reopens at the weekend and everyone is invited to come along and see the changes for themselves.
Speaking about the revamp, Tim said: “We’ll be revamping it from front to back.
“The bar is going to be moved, creating a more flexible and usable space with a continental feel.
“We’ll be closed form Monday to Saturday while the work is carried out but we’ve taken on two Ecocabs for the week to take customers to our other business, Riva Townhouse.
“We also hope to create a bit of activity on the street by demonstrating some of the new products we’ll have such as smoothies and ice teas.”
The couple said they were looking forward to seeing the finished product, which will be reopened to the public on Saturday morning.
“A big focus of the revamp will be making it family orientated,” said Tim.
“We want it to be a fun place to come and we hope everyone likes the changes we are making.”
The revamp comes soon after a recent poll of customers to get their feelings on what they would like to see improved about the restaurant.
The Ecocabs will be available all this week in Earl Street and will transport people to Riva Townhouse free of charge.