Over the years, The Pub & Restaurant, located on the historic Lincoln Square in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania has seen various names and ownership, but in April of 1996 a more permanent presence arose. Long-time Adams County resident Lisa Grim employed the expertise of local contractors such as Cy Deitz & Co., Inc., Clarence Andrews Contracting, and Coldsmith Roofing, among others, to bring forth her vision of The Pub.
Detailed painting and overall remodeling of the restaurant brought out the deep blue color that is the trademark behind the character of The Pub's design. In January of 1997, the dining room and bar were completely revamped to enhance the dining room's privacy with high backed booths, while bringing a classier appeal to the bar without losing its original comfort and hometown feel. The following year of 1998 brought a remodeling of the second floor to offer quality banquet facilities for any type of event.
Artist Billy Jones's thoughtful brushstrokes created murals on the walls of both the banquet room and dining room. His talent brought alive the angelic faces of the children of many of the local Gettysburg contractors, employees, and other community members who call The Pub "home".
The Pub & Restaurant was engulfed in flames during the cold month of February 2001. The hearts of many sank as they watched their workplace, dining hotspot, and popular watering hole vanish into rubble. Lisa Grim vowed to rebuild The Pub as it was, and then some, before the flames had even been extinguished by the dedication and hard work of the Gettysburg Fire Department and surrounding fire departments. Many of the contractors and employees came back to make it all happen. The doors re-opened just the following April of 2002.
Today, The Pub is bigger and better than ever! Visitors of the "Old Pub" will find the layout and design to much the same, but sharper and more appealing to the eye. The menu offers many of the same classic fare, ranging from our mouthwatering burgers and steaks to beautifully arranged salads, wraps, and pasta dishes. Don't forget the full bar selection of draft microbrews and bottles, wines, and and liquors. Also, look inside the menu for ads highlighting local shops that are perfect stops on an after meal stroll. There really is something for everyone, so bring your appetite and experience superb service from Gettysburg's finest team, where we work as a family and you are invited to our home.
-as told by Lisa Grim
Written by Nicholas Wagaman
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Humanity to Haiti
Gettysburg Times Article
BY MARK WALTERS - Times Staff Writer
Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:07 PM EDT
READY TO HELP - Nick Wagaman packs his bags for Haiti. With the support of his boss, the 30-year-old Wagaman will live and work for a month as a volunteer helping with cleanup in the earthquake torn country. (Bill Schwartz/Gettysburg Times).
After an earth-shattering earthquake ravaged thousands of people in the small country of Haiti this past January, Lisa Grim, owner of The Pub & Restaurant on the Lincoln Square in Gettysburg wanted to do something.
While sending money through different organizations was a popular way to help, Grime wanted a more direct way of reaching those in need.
"I wanted to go and help but with my family I couldn't," Grim said. She wanted to send someone who could truly make a difference and figured one of her employees, Nick Wagaman, would be perfect for the task. "Nick is very caring and has traveled a lot," Grim said. "With his personality he can really feel for them."
Wagaman is an 11-year employee at The Pub.
Gettysburg Times Article Follow-Up
BY MARK WALTERS - Times Staff Writer
Posted: Friday, August 6, 2010 10:18 pm | Updated: 10:23 pm, Fri Aug 6, 2010
When Nick Wagaman arrived in Haiti, he experienced somewhat of a culture shock.
“We went through streets I’ve never seen before,” Wagaman said of the van ride to Jacmel along dirt roads. “There was garbage everywhere, people with ratty clothes, kids with bloated stomachs from malnutrition."
The 30-year-old, 1998 Gettysburg High School graduate arrived in Haiti on June 30 and began a month of missionary work for the small country that was ravaged in a January earthquake.