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January 3, 2014

Airport restaurant changing again

JOHNSTOWN — Barely four months after the beleaguered restaurant at Johnstown's airport reopened as Cal and Dot’s Rock and Country Grill, the business has closed.

But the eatery won't be closed for long. Renovations are planned to make way for The Press Richland, a second location for The Press bistro in the Central Park Plaza building in downtown Johnstown.

The Press announced the new location late Thursday on Facebook.

Airport manager RaNell Fenchak confirmed the switch, noting Richland businessman David Horten will continue his financial interest in the restaurant, but Cal and Dot's operator, Galen Blough, is no longer involved.

Horten, who is owner of Nyko's Restaurant On Scalp, says the change will create a simpler venue with a new range of cuisine from the Press downtown location.

"We are going to change everything," Horten said. "People of Richland are a taste of what they have in downtown. I think people are going to be very impressed.

Horten said he is not actually involved in the ownership of the business. His interest is through his wife So Yeun Horten's ownership, along with Press owners Jeremy and Jen Shearer.

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