Rick Hutzell - Contact Reporter

Light House Bistro, the restaurant in Annapolis that serves as a training program for homeless people, is shifting its hours. Six months after the Light House shelter opened the restaurant in its former location on West Street, restaurant director Elizabeth Kinney said the shift comes in response to customers.

The program, which has trained 40 people in restaurant job skills, will now be open for breakfast and lunch daily. The dining room will be closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights for private events and cooking classes.

“Have a meal or a meeting with us and help sustain our social enterprise that trains and employs people determined to move from homelessness to stability and a promising future,” Kinney wrote in an email Friday.

The restaurant opened in March after three years of planning after the shelter moved to Hudson Street. The Light House determined the hospitality and culinary industry provides the best "second chances" to its residents.