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Holy Cow owners wrapping up work on new EDo restaurant

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COURTESY RIPE INC.

COURTESY RIPE INC.

Gravy is almost done.

The eagerly anticipated breakfast-lunch-dinner at the former Milton’s coffee shop in East Downtown is more than 90 percent complete and will launch this fall, according to the restaurant’s owners.

Gravy — a new venture from the team behind EDo’s very popular Holy Cow — has been a long time coming, but owners say they’re finally putting the finishing touches on the intricate, 20-month renovation that has surpassed $500,000.

“We’re excited and just as anxious as everybody else” to open, said Chris Medina, who is working with partners Michael Wewerka and David Boyd on the project.

Gravy, located at 725 Central NE, will serve what Medina described as “modern, comfort food” made from scratch. That means dishes like a breakfast pot pie and its own version of classics like the tuna melt and beef stroganoff.

Beer also will be a huge part of the equation with 23 selections on tap.

Gravy will seat about 110 with a floor plan that Wewerka, the architect and builder, said is very similar to the original design. Wewerka, in fact, obtained the building’s original drawings from the famed California architecture firm, Armet Davis Newlove, that designed it as a Denny’s in 1964. The Gravy buildout restored some of the original features but incorporates custom seating, tables and design elements that give it a modern flair.

Once Gravy gets going, the business partners say they’ll get to work on two more EDo restaurants, a casual concept and a more upscale restaurant.

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