Popular Hamilton restaurant shuts down for ‘refreshing’ effort

Tarin Lauer, Audrey Amburgy, and co-owner Amy Hyde-Klaiber stand with coconut, apple and banana cream pies at Hyde’s Restaurant in Hamilton on Pi Day, Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017. Hyde’s closed for renovations on June 2, 2019. It’s slated to reopen at 6:30 a.m. June 10. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

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Tarin Lauer, Audrey Amburgy, and co-owner Amy Hyde-Klaiber stand with coconut, apple and banana cream pies at Hyde’s Restaurant in Hamilton on Pi Day, Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017. Hyde’s closed for renovations on June 2, 2019. It’s slated to reopen at 6:30 a.m. June 10. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Popular longtime Hamilton restaurant Hyde’s shut down this week to allow its owners to make changes to the more than seven-decade-old business.

The restaurant posted to Facebook late Friday to let its customers know it would be “refreshing” Hyde’s Restaurant starting June 2 at 6 p.m. The family-owned eatery is closed during the refresh but is scheduled to reopen at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, June 10.

Hyde’s opened in August 1946 when brothers Jim and Lloyd ‘Hub’ Hyde purchased an ice cream shop, then expanded in size and broadened its menu. Ownership passed to Hub Hyde’s son, Mick, and then to Mick’s daughters, Amy Klaiber and Ashley Tuley.

Hyde’s is installing new flooring and ceiling, exchanging lighting for new LED and painting its interior. The restaurant’s chairs, booths and tables will remain the same, as will the menu, Klaiber told this media outlet today.

Carrying out a small update is difficult, as the business is open 363 days a year, Klaiber said.

Tuley said "it will still feel like Hyde's but updated with the help of our amazing and talented friends at CDA (Community Design Alliance) and LemonGrenade Creative," which will help with selection and branding.

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