Bill Smith’s Cafe plans to reopen the former McKinney restaurant in downtown Van Alstyne, according to a representative of the Van Alstyne Community and Economic Development Corporation.

The restaurant closed its east McKinney location in July after serving the community for 66 years.

The cafe’s new location at 233 E. Jefferson St., Van Alstyne, is under construction by property owner Billy Turner to remodel the location and incorporate an outdoor dining area for the restaurant, according to a statement on the organization’s Facebook page.

"I moved to Van Alstyne because I have always really liked Van Alstyne,” restaurant owner Bill Smith said in a statement. “I'm excited and looking forward to opening up in Van Alstyne. I am building a home here, and I have a lot of friends here.”

The restaurant is expected to have the same offerings as its former location, including items like pancakes and waffles, eggs, sandwiches, burgers, and more.

“Bill is going to stay true to what made him great and iconic,” said Rodney Williams, executive director of the Van Alstyne Community and Economic Development Corporation, in an email.

An opening date for the location has not yet been announced.