New look, new menu

Banners Café reopens to applause

Created date

November 19th, 2019
Ann's Choice community member Harry Beam took these photos of the newly remodeled Banners Café.

Ann's Choice community member Harry Beam took these photos of the newly remodeled Banners Café.

Ann’s Choice community members often compare the Signature Dining program to eating on a cruise. The five on-site restaurants give them a choice of casual grab-and-go meals, hearty pub fare, and delicious multicourse dinners.

Banners Café, one of the most popular venues for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, recently underwent a major renovation in menu and design. According to Christopher Babst, head of dining services at Ann’s Choice, “We installed commercial equipment that enables us to prepare grilled and sautéed items on the spot and serve them piping hot. We’re excited to offer delicious new options, as well as everyone’s favorite foods, in such a beautiful setting.”

That redesigned setting features a soft, blue-gray palette, light and dark woods, comfortable upholstered chairs, and speckled granite counters. A second dining area has oversized windows and a fireplace for a cozy feel. 

Says Babst, “The design group did an amazing job. They created a look that’s modern and inviting. Everything about it says, “Come in and enjoy yourself.”

The big reveal took place on October 3 for residents, and for priority list members on October 16. The reaction to the new menu and design has been overwhelmingly positive. “I predict that Banners will be more popular than ever,” says Babst. 

Time to join the priority list

Exciting developments like this renovation are just one reason to join the priority list at Ann’s Choice. Membership secures your place in line for the apartment home of your choice and, when one becomes available, gives you first right of refusal. You’ll receive exclusive invitations, advance notice of important community news, and realty and moving assistance from Personal Moving Consultant Colleen Rosica. 

A fully refundable $1,000 deposit and $150-per-person nonrefundable application fee is all it takes to start enjoying the amenities at Ann’s Choice. If you move in, the deposit is applied to your entry fee; if not, the full $1,000 is refunded to you.