Two heads may be better than one, but one menu is just fine for two restaurants.

That’s the thinking behind a new business partnership between R Bar owner Steve Schmidt and Niko’s Grill & Pub owner Nick Litras. Niko’s will serve up food to patrons at the R Bar location.

“The menu will be basically the same as we have at Niko’s,” said Litras, describing the food selections as “Greek restaurant with a burger twist.”

He expects the food service to be up and running by the end of October, if not sooner.

“We’re putting in a whole new kitchen,” he said of the R Bar. “Steve’s doing the bar and I’m doing the food.”

Niko’s has been serving hungry diners for four years. R Bar has been open for five years.

But more changes are afoot for Litras.

“I did the food at the Desert Bar (near Parker) for seven years. But I had to pull out of that. I’ve just got too much going on,” he said, noting that his catering business requires a lot of effort because he also serves food at most large Havasu events.

City earns high marks for financial reporting

The municipality of Lake Havasu City earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting award from the Government Finance Officers for its comprehensive annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The city’s staff prepares the report, giving residents easy access to information that explains where the Havasu’s resources originate and how they are spent on services to residents.

“Administrative Services Director Jill Olsen and her team work very hard to ensure the public can easily monitor the city’s finances. Because we are transparent with our financial reporting, our residents can hold us accountable and ensure our public resources are handled in a fiscally conservative manner,” said City Manager Jess Knudson.

View the report on the city’s website at


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only in havasu

Fiscally conservative? This clearly applies to those who clean your office Mr. City Manager, but clearly has no place in the vision of your next contract,- now does it?!?

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