The big red barn gets an upgrade

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HILL CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - Chute Rooster has a new owner with new ideas for the restaurant.

Aleaha Ghere, who is also the executive chef, took over ownership of the restaurant two months ago, and opened the doors on May 5.

She described the process of renovations as very hectic, but is excited to get to know the Hill City community.

Ghere does expect people to notice the interior differences when they first come.

"The whole restaurant itself, the whole building itself has gotten a remodel. The menu is completely different. We are trying to start a little bit of farm to table, so a lot of our ingredients are coming from local farmers," she said.

Her excitement isn't limited to the busy summer season. She says in the winter she wants to hold events like beer dinners to give the locals year-round activities to look forward to.