See by their own words they admit the "changed their mind" on keeping the concept the same;
We understand that many of our guests wanted us to keep it the same. We did the best we could and then decided it was time for a fresh start. Now we will have a more diverse menu. What will remain is that wonderful friendly dining and drinking experience served by many of the staff you remember
We hope you will come and enjoy yourself, of course in a different way
Ok, I call bullshit on the "then we decided" crap. I'm sure this was the game plan all along, they just wanted some time to cozy up to the regulars first, then change in hopes of not losing their base. The charm of the place was the antique feel of it, you could have fixed/cleaned it up, but kept the basics. Walking up to the kitchen placing your own order, the salad and bread bar all equally contributed to the "charm" of the place. How much do you want to bet the cheese and crackers are gone from the bar??? F' this.....LOL I am a one man protest against it all.
If they had been honest fine, but don't tell me your not changing something just to pull the rug out from under me!! I want back my slightly above average steak in a crappy atmosphere and limited service and I want it NOW.