Creek View Grill to open soon

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— There may be a new dining option in Hayden by the end of next week.

That is the goal for a vacant building on the west side of town along U.S. Highway 40.

Hayden developer Stefanus Nijsten has decided to open the Creek View Grill at the site, which used to be a restaurant.

The building is at the future location of a commercial and residential development being developed by Nijsten.

Nijsten and his crew have spent the past week bulldozing old structures on the property to prepare the site for the development, which will accommodate as many as 29 residential units and commercial space.

Nijsten said Tuesday he always intended to reopen the restaurant on the north part of the property.

He tried to find someone to lease the space. When that did not work out, Nijsten decided to reopen the restaurant himself, along with his development partner Bob Zibell.

"We're super excited about finally getting it open," Nijsten said.

Bill Doyne, who used to run the Milner Roadhouse in Milner, has been hired to cook and help manage the restaurant.

Doyne said the goal is to provide a family atmosphere and reasonable prices. High quality meats will be available, including fish and steak. He wants to use as many local products as possible, he said.

The restaurant is applying for a liquor license.

Doyne still is hiring people to work in the restaurant and hours of operation have not yet been set.

The goal is to have consistent hours and be open every day, he said.

- To reach Matt Stensland, call 871-4210 or e-mail mstensland@steamboatpilot.com

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