After 20 years in the construction management business, Jeff Fischer of Brighton Township is starting a new career as the general manager of Tags Sports Bar, opening in the former location, on Sept. 10.
Creating a welcoming space for families, sports fans and food lovers, Fischer says he is excited to bring a sports bar to the area.
“It gives it (community) exactly what it doesn’t have- which it is a sports bar,” Fischer said. “The building and the atmosphere in here I think, will be tremendous.”
After Grille 23 closed several months ago, Fischer approached Chet Singh, owner of which is connected to the restaurant, about plans for re-opening the space as a sports bar.
"At first, he (Singh) had somebody in mind and then they had seperate thoughts about running it," Fischer said. "So he contacted me and asked what I thought about running it for him."
With 10 TV’s surrounding the restaurant, Fisher says he hopes to provide a fun atmosphere on game days and says he enjoys being in a place filled with cheering fans. He also hopes to provide a local spot where people feel comfortable coming to on a regular basis.
“That local, warm feeling where you’re known by your name,” he said. “And whatever you drink is already sitting there by the time you sit down.”
A grand opening event will take place Sept. 15 and will include drink specials. The menu is a typical sports bar menu, according to Fischer and will include pizza, burgers, sandwiches and nachos in a price range of $7- $11.
Fisher is still looking to hire several staff positions including two bartenders and four wait staff. Contact Fischer during daytime hours at Tag’s to apply.
A banquet room will also be available to rent for large group parties or events.
Hours for Tags Sports bar will be Monday- Thursdays 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.