Swifty's Restaurant and Pub opened up today for the public's first peek and taste on Wednesday, June 24, at 11 a.m.
New owner Dave Swift said his crew has worked hard and it apparently paid off after re-opening the community staple only barely two weeks after Beff's closed it's doors in early June.
"After Mickey (Blanchfield) finished leaving we only had a week and one day to get ready for this," said Swift.
Swifty's is now open for lunch and dinner and is expected to have an official grand opening in the coming months.
"We've been pushing to make this happen," Swift told The Spotlight yesterday. "When you have a deadline you have a goal, you have something to shoot for and that kept us motivated."
Although it's the same building, Swift said customers will find that's not true once inside.
"We totally re-did the bar and moved the men's room to a more neutral area. With that bathroom gone it really opens the place up," he said. "I think everyone will feel they're not walking into the same place."
Swift said he has also replaced the pub's lighting, installed a carpet in the dinning room and changed the kitchen around among many other things. The construction crew did get a chance to patch up the side of the building, but the renovations are not totally complete at this time.
"The weather has not cooperated," said Swift. "We wanted to paint the patio and put in the picket fence but it's been raining so much we haven't be able to."
The structure has been completely cleaned out and Swift said there is some more table space due to the rearranging. The dinning room is ready for families as a new partition divided the room in half and displays black and white photographs of Delmar.