The final transformation of the old Tumbleweeds on River Rd. into Doc’s Cantina is scheduled for completion in February, and John Varanese’s two new riverfront restaurants, River House and The Levee are proceeding apace, also looking for a February openings. And both a starting to look for staff. Both will hold job fairs in the coming week, seeking to fill all positions.

Falls City Hospitality Group, the  owners and operators of Doc’s Cantina, hope to find the personnel to run it in two job fairs tomorrow, Saturday, Jan. 9 and Tuesday, Jan 12. Positions include managers, a sous chef, cooks, servers, bartenders, food runners, hosts and dishwashers.  All are full-time and most require first, second and weekend shifts.

The Saturday session will be 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Tuesday’s will be 3-7 p.m., at Doc Crow’s, 127 W. Main St. Those interested in any position should bring a résumé during one of those times; those who can’t attend can email résumés to

In a press release, Falls City Hospitality Group partner Brett Davis expressed his business’s willingness to “hire eager and motivated people with no experience to train and bring into the FCHG family. They will not only receive benefits, but the opportunity to grow with our company scheduled to open three restaurants this year.” Falls City Hospitality Group, which also operates Doc Crow’s and Union Common steakhouse in Nashville, offers full benefits and a 401K option.

Varanese Restaurant, 2106 Frankfort Ave. will be the site of a four-day job fair, Jan. 14-17. John Varanese’s two new restaurants will be on River Rd., in a thoroughly renovated boat storage facility.

River House, the upscale casual restaurants,  will feature Southern regional cuisine with a seafood and steak focus, including a raw bar. The Levee will have an indoor and outdoor bar with a small plates menu, andlive entertainment.

The Varanese properties will be looking to hire hourly employees for line cooks, dishwashers and prep cooks, servers, server assistants, hosts, receptionists, bookkeepers and bartenders.

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