New owner Cindy Phillips is in the process of transforming Iris's Grill — right down to its name.
The Douglas Avenue eatery has been closed for the past two to three weeks as she takes over ownership responsibilities.
Last week, crews were seen power-washing the outside of the restaurant. Its former moniker is stripped from the awning above the door.
Phillips told Dunedin Patch she's also been hard at work cleaning and refurbishing the inside and is not yet sure when the new, yet-named restaurant will open. She's still got lots of work to do, she said.
A message was placed above the eatery's roadside, trademark cartoon waitress sign late last week, asking residents to help rename the restaurant for a cash award.
"Name This Place $200 Reward," it reads.
No other details were posted at the time.
Editor's Note (Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, 1 p.m.): Name suggestions should be submitted in person at Iris's Grill, 234 Douglas Ave.