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7,000 sq ft sports bar coming to Storrs Center

Discussion in 'Alumni stuff' started by UCONNJACK, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. UCONNJACK

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  2. 86insider

    86insider New Member

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    I heard the following from a good source when I applied for a job. The 7000 ft. is basically 5000 ft of bar/restaurant plus storage and a private party room. The "Grille 86" name comes from Jordan Reed, a CT native now #86 with the Washington Redskins, who is an investor. It will be a top quality restaurant with a casual atmosphere, 30-40 flat screens carrying all the games, a great menu, and will have nightlife for a younger crowd. It won't necessarily be a "nickel night" place but will have the right deals, entertainment, etc to pack the place on the weekends. With an NFL investor I'm sure some pro athletes will show their faces in the place, as well as any alumni who finally will have a real place to watch the games.
     
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  3. auggie22

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    That is GREAT news! Any idea if they will have a full bar?
     
  4. 86insider

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    Yes I assume so because they are going to be hiring full bar/restaurant staff. It's going to be a sports bar with restaurant seating also.
     
  5. CardiffGiant

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    Any word on a Grand Opening date?
     
  6. HuskyHawk

    HuskyHawk I'm tryin' real hard to be the shepherd.

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    This would have been amazing back in the mid 80's. Hell, I'd like it in my current town now.
     
  7. 86insider

    86insider New Member

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    End of November or mid-December.....
     
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  8. CardiffGiant

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    Any updates on the opening of this place?
     
  9. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    It's coming along - they've got a couple of job fairs scheduled this week to start staffing.

    For future reference, it's called Grille 86, after Jordan Reed's uniform number.
     
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    If someone complains about the food, drinks, or service, they'll punch 'em in the smacker. ;)
     
  11. CardiffGiant

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    Looking for a Grand Opening date for this place. I would assume it would be before the kids go back in mid Jan. Any info out there?