Motorists driving along Harper may have noticed a change at a well-known dining establishment.
Chez Robert, which was a dining destination in St. Clair Shores for decades, recently was renamed and updated by owner Mark Catanese.
Over the course of a long weekend, a dedicated team of workers remodeled the restaurant and ripped up the carpet and laid tile in the dining room, replaced booths and gave the interior a brighter shade of paint.
The red awning was replaced and a new sign was installed with the new name - Sunny's Kitchen.
While the name may lead some to believe the new name reflects breakfast selections including crepes and three-egg omelets - which are still featured on the new menu - the restaurant is actually named after Catanese's late Labrador, Sunny, who died last year.
"I've been wanting to change the name for a long time," said Catanese, who began working at the restaurant in 1983 and purchased it in 1991. "I kept a lot of stuff from the older menu and added some new things."
Diners will find some new items including roast turkey and Dearborn ham, pita wraps and Coney dogs.
Sunny's now offers a children's menu to attract younger families to the restaurant, while retaining homemade gravy and soups which longtime customers enjoy.
"We were known as the best know secret in St. Clair Shores," Catanese said. "I don't want to be a secret anymore."
Sunny's is open Mon - Thu, 7 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday.