Grandma’s unveils addition

Construction of the latest addition to Grandma’s Saloon & Grill in Canal Park — which includes a rooftop lounge with great views — is complete and will have its grand opening celebration this weekend.

The celebration will include happy hour prices from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the upstairs bar. And all weekend, nachos and select beverages will be half price.

The 1,850-foot addition includes a more prominent entrance with an added canopy to protect customers from the elements. Inside, there’s an expanded gift shop with more locally made items, new restrooms and an expanded seating area. It also includes a lounge extension on the rooftop deck. That deck, by the way, is no slacker. It features stone tile flooring, padded furniture, granite table tops and a see-through, glassed-in railing system to prevent any obstruction of those great views.

Grandma’s officials have said the expansion was long overdue, since the business has grown so much since its beginnings in the 1970s. And the new restrooms are much bigger the old ones, which often had waiting lines.