This spring, the Marine Corps League will change into a full-time restaurant.
Purchased by Patty and John Vance, owners of Road Dawg Family Restaurant, the building is set to undergo some changes en route to its transformation into Boundary's Bar & Grill.
Patty Vance says that the building appealed to them for a number of reasons.
“Basically we thought it would be a nice place to own. We are familiar with banquets and with the restaurant business and the bar business,” Patty Vance said. “We like the area out there and we think it has a lot to offer.”
A moderate amount of remodeling will be done within the existing building to accommodate preferences of the Vances.
“The bar will be upstairs instead of downstairs and the banquet hall will be in the basement,” Patty Vance said. “We're looking at adding a kitchen upstairs too and we're excited to bring in live music.”
The banquet hall was an attractive amenity of the building for the Vances.
“The size will work really well for us,” Patty Vance said. “We can have everything we need all-in-one.”
The hall will be named The Birch Room and will be decorated with a forest theme.
The Vances will go before the Town of Beloit Board of Supervisors Monday night to have their Class B Liquor License and Food License approved for Boundary's Bar & Grill. The meeting will take place at the Town of Beloit Town Hall, 2871 S. Afton Road and will begin at 7 p.m.
The Vances' goal, according to Patty, is to have the restaurant finished and open by May or June.
Town of Beloit Administrator Brian Wilson is excited to see the new restaurant coming to the town.
“We're always happy to see a new business that wants to come out here and be a part of the community,” Wilson said. “I think everyone's always looking for another place that will be another good dining option.”
Despite the change in ownership, two events set to take place at the Marine Corps League in the coming months will remain unchanged.
On Feb. 15, the annual chili cook-off to benefit the Special Olympics will again take place at the Marine Corps League. The event will include all-you-can-eat chili, raffles, and drawings. Admission is $3.
Additionally, the Marine Corps League is scheduled to host the Beloit Rifle Club's Gun Show March 29.
Boundary's Bar & Grill will employ approximately 15 - 20 part-time employees including cooks, bar tenders, servers, and managers.