Senate President Pro Tem Marc Basnight said he'll reopen his restaurant around Labor Day.
The new restaurant will be two stories, instead of one, and 15,000 square feet, instead of just 9,000. It will also have a sprinkler system.
Construction costs have been estimated at $1.2 million, according to a story in the Virginian Pilot.
Basnight told Dome he's optimistic that the work will be finished this summer.
"We hope to be open Sept. 1," he said.