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Hang Over Easy serving up new renovations

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Hang Over Easy, located at 1646 Neil Ave., is open after recent renovations. Credit: Sarah Upton | For the Lantern

Hang Over Easy, located at 1646 Neil Ave., is open after recent renovations. Credit: Sarah Upton | For the Lantern

Hang Over Easy, a campus breakfast staple since 2007, recently underwent a renovation project to update its interior and expand the bar for indoor and outdoor service.

The restaurant, located at 1646 Neil Ave., was closed for six weeks in July and August. During this time, everything from the windows to the kitchen was renovated. Co-owner Scotty McCrary said the goal was to expand the restaurant in a way that would increase customer satisfaction.

“Before, the waiting area was so small,” McCrary said. “We now have waiting room for busy Saturday and Sunday mornings.”

Not only is the inside of the restaurant new, the front of the building has received a makeover. Outside dining has been expanded, as well as a fully functioning garage door that owners plan to open when the weather turns more mild.

Also included in the renovations is artwork by local artists, who continue to come in and work on music-inspired aesthetics of the restaurant, including vinyl records and cases.

The goal of the outdoor renovations is to bring people off the street and into Hang Over Easy, McCrary said.

According to Phoenix Goldstein, a second-year in mechanical engineering, it’s working.

“I live nearby,” he said. “I saw the renovations and decided to come in.”

Goldstein, who stopped in for breakfast, was impressed by the new and improved Hang Over Easy.

“I’m digging the vibes,” Goldstein said.

McCrary said he is pleased with the new additions and revamps, and feedback from regulars and new customers has been positive.

“Customer experience was key,” he said. “We definitely hit what we have been looking for.”

McCrary said he also plans to introduce new menu items to match the new look of the restaurant.

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