Steve and Renee's Diner. [Photo: Google+]
Josh Bankhead, owner of the Hella Good Tacos food cart, is taking over Steve and Renee's Diner, reports the Portland Daily Sun. Owner Renee Wright (her husband Steve passed away in 2011) wanted to retire after 30 years at the Washington Avenue fixture and Bankhead, who's been renting kitchen prep space at the diner for a couple years, seemed a good fit to assume control. It's an "owner holds title" arrangement that will allow Bankhead to purchase the business from Wright over time.
Bankhead tells the paper that he won't make any big changes in the short term. He plans to incorporate the Hella Good menu and eventually add a dinner menu, along with beer and wine.
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