So how did we become owners of a sports bar and grill and why did we decide to call it Friends?
Our story really begins almost 6 years ago on the very spot where Friends Sports Bar & Grill now sits. At that time the establishment was under a different name and ownership. We went there on weekends and occasionally during the week to have a drink, dinner and catch a ball game or Nascar race on the TV's behind the bar. We didn't really know anyone in those days, but the friendly atmosphere of the "regulars" made us feel at home.
One day we struck up a conversation with a couple we had just met. That conversation led to a friendship and soon we met other regulars who also became friends. A year or two went by and what started out as 4 "bar buddies" grew to a group of 10 - 12 friends. We also began socializing outside of the bar.
Fast forward to the present. That original group has continued to expand and has grown into a "family." We celebrate our birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, births of children and grandchildren. We house sit, baby sit, pet sit and have yard sales.
We can't imagine life now without our friends.
It's been a dream of ours for a long time to run our own restaurant, bar or tavern. When we found ourselves with the opportunity to own the very establishment where we all first met, we knew the time was right to make our dream a reality. It didn't take us long to decide on a name. After all, we truly believe our Friends brought us to this place.
Tim & Cindy Landwehr