Shuttered for more than two years, the historic train station in Downtown Riverside is scheduled to be back on track as a restaurant, lounge and supper club.
Aiming for a lilting, musical connotation, co-owners Rashawna Randle and Danielle Falcon toyed with Serenade or Symphony, but finally christened their place Euphony. Pronounced YOU’ finee, the word means pleasant, agreeable or harmonious to the ear.
The owners hope that their club, which they describe as a cross between the Improv and the House of Blues offering Southern Creole and American food, agrees with the community. Formerly, the Coffee Depot, the site at 3204 Mission Inn Avenue shares the same parking lot as Sevilla’s Restaurant.
“We wanted to stay true to our Inland roots,” said Randle, 34. She and her business partner and significant other of five years, Falcon, live in Corona with their 2-year-old twin boys, a nanny and a lot of help from both of their families. Falcon, 27, will give birth to a girl in November.
“Riverside needs this,” said Randle, who has worked in marketing, catering and the entertainment industry. “We looked all over but this was the best location, near the freeway and close to established buildings.” The grand opening is opening planned for Friday, June 21.
For more information, visit the restaurant’s website at euphonyrestaurantandlounge.com.