GETTYSBURG, PA – There are certain things you can expect when you walk through the doors of the Pub and Restaurant in Gettysburg, PA. For starters, you are usually greeted by an elderly woman named Dot. A hello with a smile then welcome you into an establishment with quite the history behind it.
Gettysburg Times Article
BY MARK WALTERS – Times Staff Writer
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.
Nick Wagaman & Courtney Lefaivre
“Our beautiful building was lost on February, 8th 2001, but our spirit and love was not.”
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.