Johnny Johnson likes that his name is on the door of Johnny’s Boy sports bar that his sons are establishing in downtown Martinsburg.
“He’s been a hero to myself and the likes of a lot of younger folk that came through. He form of paved the manner at Martinsburg high faculty,” Curtis stated of his father’s barrier-breaking accomplishments as a four-recreation letterman inside the 60s.
Becoming a member of Curtis in helping run the business is his brother, Jay, who’s the supervisor.
A soft opening for the new status at 127 E. King St. is ready for Thursday.
Months in the making, the family-run status is establishing within the former Station Grill assets. The primary entrance to the establishment is from the metropolis’s East Burke road parking lot.
A few furniture of the previous established order remain, including tables, chairs and the custom bar, which seats approximately 30 human beings.
Johnson said he plans to place a plaque at the aspect of the bar spotting the late Peter Perri, who constructed it.
“This is the staple of this space,” Johnson stated.
A scoreboard has been established on the wall to assist keep patrons updated on the scores of local sporting activities, including Martinsburg high school soccer video games.
“Of path, there can be a little time put off with us,” Johnson said with a smile.
In addition to restroom and kitchen improvements and widespread refurbishment at some stage in the constructing, the brand new bar features encompass 21 televisions, inclusive of a 150-inch 4K TV, and a “Varsity segment” of 13 crimson, theater-fashion chairs available to patrons for a further cost.
Customers within the unique seating place might be able to view as many as four distinctive channels at one time. The chairs, that can recline, additionally may be outfitted with food trays and are prepared with USB ports for cell phones.
A second, smaller bar inside the lower back of the status is installation as a VIP-fashion front room region with 50-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch television displays.
If corporations want to order the space, they would have their personal server, bar and other amenities, Johnson said.
Although mainly catering to sports bars lovers, Johnson additionally anticipates conserving karaoke and comedy night activities.
The bar’s overall capacity is 200 people.
Banners representing area excessive colleges, Shepherd college and West Virginia college also will be displayed, Johnson stated.
Even as admittedly partial to the place of origin team, Johnson stated they want absolutely everyone to feel welcome.
Johnson has said he objectives to provide customers a special sort of sports-bar enjoy, and expressed optimism within the future of Martinsburg’s historic downtown enterprise district.
“We just want to grow with the community,” Johnson said in an interview in may.