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J. Harrod’s the East End dining institution at 7507 Upper River Rd., is changing hands, though those hands will be familiar to the regular customers. Longtime employees, Charissa Humston and Jenny Neaveill, have bought the restaurant from owner Mike Francis, who has run the business since its opening in 1994, and is now ready to retire.

According to a story in Louisville Business First,   Humstone and Neaveill will buy the business, but not the property, which is owned by a separate property company.

J. Harrod’s serves a well-prepared old-school menu of American fare, a substantial menu of seafood, steaks, prime rib and other grilled. It is noted for making its own ice cream in-house.