Operator Tim Kasting plans for youth and adults


It’s move No. 3 for Tim Kasting and his staff at the Red Brick Cafe.  On Monday, Aug. 3, the doors of the current location, 419 State will close and the Red Brick Grill will open at 403 Walnut.
The move will provide a much larger parking area for customers and the building will feature more space for dining, a dance floor, and a bar area.
Kasting has many new ideas planned for the new restaurant.
“We’ve outgrown our facility thanks to such an overwhelming number of Augustans who love our family-style restaurant,” he said, “We will serve breakfast all day, our Friday and Saturday night diners will enjoy space enough for live dinner music, enhancing their dining experience with us. We also hope to include a large outdoor patio very soon.”
A major part of Kasting’s new plans  will be attracting young people to the restaurant.
Beginning the first weekend at the new location, Aug. 7-8, after dinners, the doors will be opened to the 'tweens and teens of Augusta and surrounding communities.  Friday nights from 9  p.m. until midnight, will be for the 12-15 year-olds.  They ask that parents who drop the kids off also be the ones to pick them up for safety reasons. Parents are also invited in to help chaperone.
From 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Saturday nights will be for the 16-19 year-old group. They will need to have identifications to enter.
There will be a $10 cover charge for both groups, but the charge will include all soft drinks, snacks, live DJ dance music, and more. 
On Sept. 1 both groups will move to Sunday afternoons during the school year.  The 12-15 year-olds will have the 3 to 6 p.m. slot, and the 12-15 year-old group will have the 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. time period.
WiFi will also be available, so bring your computers.
Kasting wants grown-ups to know that they won’t be forgotten.  Beginning Sept. 1, new events and dancing will be available for after dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings.
 “My staff and I applaud Augusta in its support of us as we celebrate our growth.  We feel honored and fortunate, and look forward to continuing on this path with all of you,” said Kasting.