A new entry in the Marshfield restaurant scene debuted with this morning’s launch of 2 Gals Bar & Grill LLC.
The eatery is located at 50 York Drive, Stes. 2-3, just off Highway 38 and near the Walmart Supercenter and Interstate 44 interchange.
Jenifer Smith and Cassie Hoyt, who have been friends for several years, co-own the venture. The women say they previously considered teaming up for a restaurant and jumped at the opportunity when the location’s former occupant, barbecue eatery Hog Eye Smoke Pit LLC, shuttered in June.
Smith said they purchased some of the kitchen and bar equipment from Hog Eye owner Nelson Hediger, but she declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms with Wayne York.
“We’re excited to be able to offer the community something fun and enjoyable here,” Smith said, noting they received positive public interest on social media in recent weeks after announcing the restaurant’s planned opening. “Everyone has been just real excited and anxious for us to open our doors.”
The 3,000-square-foot restaurant employs 15, Smith said, adding it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a menu including pancakes, burritos, parfaits, burgers, quarter-pound hot dogs, salads and ice cream. Prices range $2-$10.
2 Gals Bar & Grill opens for breakfast at 5 a.m. and stays open until1:30 a.m. to target the bar crowd, Smith said. She said on-site entertainment is planned, including pool tournaments, live music, televised sporting events and car shows in the parking lot.
Hoyt said the restaurant is her second ownership venture, following three years of owning a small painting business. She operated Hoyt Painting & Cleaning before stopping seven years ago to stay at home with her children.
Aside from owning 2 Gals Bar & Grill, Smith is a real estate agent with Keller Williams Greater Springfield and manages residential property in Marshfield.
“I’m a Jen of all trades, so I can wear a hat that is different almost every minute of the day,” she said. “I just juggle them all.”
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