Light Rail Cafe and Roaster celebrates remodel with ribbon cutting

If you haven’t been inside of Light Rail Cafe and Roaster since the start of the COVID pandemic, you may notice some big changes next time you visit.

A preview behind the counter with a coffee bar and kitchen with plenty of space to make food. At the front, a big open window refrigerated display case with pastries and other baked goods. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

The small corner restaurant in Winona Lake underwent some big remodeling and changes inside of the building, giving it more space for people to enjoy and a place to sit and relax or do some work, according to co-owner Joel Squires.

Members of Light Rail, along with the Village of Winona and the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Wednesday to celebrate the fresh look. The cafe reopened on September 1st following several months of renovation. During that time, a pop-up site was open at Cerulean Restaurant.

The ribbon cutting held out in front of Light Rail Cafe and Roaster. Pictured from L to R: Kosciusko Chamber Member Relations Manager Scott Wiley; chamber ambassadors Heather Smith, Sandra Parra and Brittany Lyon; Light Rail baker Sara Joll; partner-owners Caleb France, Squires and Alex Stults; chamber ambassador Brooke Hamstra; Village at Winona manager Nick Hauck; chamber ambassadors Travis Julian, Craig Snow and Scott Allison; and Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rob Parker. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)