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Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015

New restaurant and sports bar open in Schaller

Thursday, November 9, 2000

The two couples decided to take on the roles of running the business when they heard the restaurant, previously owned by Barb Lindgren, was going to be sold.

"We looked at it as something new and as a new adventure for us," Jennifer said. "We thought the community needed a restaurant and began doing a lot of remodeling when we took it over."

The sports bar has been opened since Oct. 20, while the restaurant opened on Oct. 30.

"We did a lot of remodeling," Tami said. "We put in wood accents on the walls, new carpeting, new tile and we painted everything."

The couples installed all new electrical wiring, they insulated their new coolers and added an air purifier.

"We moved the bar from the front of the building to the back of the building," Tami said. "We also refinished the floor and added new carpet."

The couples have also placed five television sets around the bar area to allow visitors the opportunity to relax while watching their favorite sports teams.

"Things are running pretty smooth and we've heard a lot of positive comments," Jennifer said. "We hope to keep up with everyone's expectations and encourage everyone to stop in."

Sidelines opens at 6:00 a.m. every morning. Monday through Thursday and Sunday they are open until midnight. Friday and Saturdays they are open until 2:00 p.m.

Tami and Jennifer work during the morning and weekday hours, while their husbands plan to work the evening and weekend hours.

They serve breakfast in the mornings and offer a weekday noon special every afternoon.

"Right now we're offering things like hors d'oeuvres, chicken strips and half pound hamburgers," Jennifer said.

They also offer pizzas during the evening hours and plan to add things to their menu as they go along and find out what people like.

"Things have gone pretty much how we expected," Tami said. "It really just depends and goes day to day."

Both women said the community support has been wonderful and has helped in their adventure of running their new business.