The historic building first opened in 1902 and changed ownership and names multiple times over the years until a fire broke out in March 2015, causing significant damage to the building and forcing its closure.
The building was purchased by the Kosh family in March 2017, who have since been working to renovate the structure in hopes of reopening and restoring the restaurant to its former glory. The restaurant was initially expected to reopen in fall 2019, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.
Donna Wick PR owner Donna Wick, who works with the Kosh family, confirmed the restaurant's reopening to Community Impact Newspaper on Feb. 1. However, Wick said the restaurant is still in a soft opening phase and is continuing to work out its operations. More information is expected to become available after Feb. 5.
According to its menu, the eatery serves American fare ranging from burgers and sandwiches to smoked chicken and pulled pork, chicken fried steak and fried catfish. Beer bread—a Wunsche Brothers staple—has also made its return and is available in half and full loaves. Southern sides, such as mac and cheese and squash casserole, as well as desserts like chocolate whiskey cake are also on the menu.
According to its menu, the restaurant is open Mon.-Thu. from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun. from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 281-350-1902. www.facebook.com/wunsche-brothers-127827977291970