local talent

by Brian Clarey

Lisa and Ron Estes — restaurateurs

When Lisa and Ron Estes took over the restaurant space at the corner of Summit Avenue and Davie Street five months ago, they had some changes in mind. They named it Summit Station Eatery in honor of the building’s past life as a gas station, they made a shift in concept, they opened for lunch. But they really had their eyes on the patio. “We’re finally at the point the patio is open,” Lisa says. “We’ve added flowers and lights and little shimmerings here and there. It’s wonderful — it’s the first part of the restaurant to fill up.” She says the patio is a great place to sip half-price wine on Thursday nights or try some of the newer menu items. “Grouper is flying out of here,” she says.

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