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A restaurant run by young people in West Newton will open in April and plans to have longer hours in the summer

The Outpost River’s Edge Eatery, a restaurant operated by young people along the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage trail in West Newton, will open for its fourth season on Saturday..

The Outpost River’s Edge Eatery, a restaurant operated by young people along the Youghiogheny River and the Great Allegheny Passage trail in West Newton, will start its fourth season on Saturday..

Initially, the eatery will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays through Sundays, and they intend to have longer hours every day starting in June.

Similar to previous years, the Outpost will have live music on its outdoor stage on Friday nights during the summer. Additionally, the local craft brewery Bloom Brew’s draft wagon will be open next to the Outpost from Fridays through Mondays.

The eatery, which is housed in a reused cargo container, acts as a job training program for the Waypoint youth and community center in West Newton.

Chris Morse, the CEO of Waypoint, plans to have 21 local young people working as interns or employees at the Outpost this season.

He expects the sales to possibly be higher than $200,000.

Brynne Keener, a shift supervisor and a senior at Yough High School, was recognized last season for creating a Monster Burger sandwich that includes two large hamburger patties, equivalent to four regular-sized patties.

“It’s more than a half-pound of meat,” said Morse, mentioning that they will introduce more varieties in the Monster Burger line this year.

To learn more about the Outpost Eatery, you can call 616-287-4377.

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