CHAZY — The Cattle Barn Pub & Grill here is expected to open by July 1, offering a new place to grab a bite and a pint.
Located at 9654 Route 9, adjacent to Hairstyles Unlimited in the hamlet of Chazy, it was once home to Mousseau's Pharmacy and most recently occupied by Plattsburgh Medical Care.
The pub recently received full approval from the Chazy Town Planning Board, said Veronica Brasdat, clerk for building codes and planning.
She said, as with most new businesses, the project required certain approvals and permits before any work could begin.
"You don't want someone to go into your house and start work before some planning is done," Brasdat said.
Penny and Robert Armstrong, who co-own the business, are doing some planning of their own.
"We are working hard every day," she said.
Renovations are under way.
Tearing down the walls in the former doctor's office was the first step, and adding a kitchen, new floors, wall coverings, flooring and lighting followed.
The new red-oak-topped bar, finished in a golden mahogany, will be a centerpiece at the new pub.
Mrs. Armstrong is confident patrons will enjoy the new setting and the amenities they plan to offer.
"Our menu will be more pub or bar food," she said. "We are also planning on having a noontime special, like soup and a sandwich. It will be nice."
Mrs. Armstrong said the menu will include pizza made fresh in their new pizza ovens, wings, french fries, onion rings, burgers, michigans and poutine.
There will also be a popcorn machine, pool table, foosball, a jukebox and darts to keep everyone busy, she said.
The location will comfortably seat 100 people, and Mrs. Armstrong said there will be plenty of space for private parties.
"We are also planning on being open seven days a week," she said.