By Lee Bratcher / OC Monitor
BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Trevor Lewis, along with his father Scott Lewis, is months away from opening a hungry sports fan’s dream in Beaver Dam.
For the last several months, the Lewises have been renovating the old Kentucky Trust Bank, in downtown Beaver Dam, to turn into a Beef O’Brady’s Sports Pub. Beef ‘O’ Brady’s is a family friendly sports bar that offers great burgers, sandwiches and wings along with party style catering.
The Lewis’ Beef O’Brady’s will take up the main floor of the old Kentucky Trust Bank building. The upper floor is an apartment, which the Lewis’ plan to keep renting. Home Sweet Home Care will stay on the lower level in the back of the building.
“It’s going to be a pretty cool building,” Trevor Lewis said. “We’re going to have the two (bank) vaults left in the building. One will be a party room seating 20 and the other one is going to be an arcade for the kids.”
Opening and running a restaurant is nothing new for Trevor Lewis’ parents, Scott Lewis and Kelly Chinn Lewis, who have been, and still are, in the restaurant business. This time, Trevor Lewis will be running the restaurant, something he’s always wanted to do.
“I finally got the opportunity to do it with my dad, so that makes it a little extra special,” Trevor Lewis said. “It’s always been one of my goals to be in business and to run a business.”
Before settling on a Beef O’Brady’s franchise, the Lewises looked at several other franchises, as well as doing something original. One thing the they knew for certain, they wanted the restaurant to have a sports bar feel.
“We’re both two big sports fans. We go over to Owensboro to Beef O’Brady’s to watch our favorite teams play or watch Monday Night Football or whatever it may be,” Trevor Lewis said. “Every time we go over there, we see people from Ohio County, so we wanted to bring it back to Ohio County.”
When it came time to choose which franchise to go with, one thing stood out to both Trevor Lewis and his dad about Beef O’Brady’s above all others.
“Beef O’Brady’s main goal is to be involved in the community they’re in,” Trevor Lewis said. “Whether it’s fundraising for sports, or schools, whatever it may be, (Beef O’Brady’s) wants to be involved in the community. I want to give back to the community, so that’s why we chose Beef O’Brady’s”
The Lewises have more work to do on the building, both they and Beef O’Brady’s want things to be perfect before opening. Trevor Lewis expects the restaurant to open in three to six months.