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A new sports bar opens in Montoursville

Brad Gordner is an entrepreneur, owner of convenience stores and rental properties.

Now, he’s launched a new business venture, The Locker Room, a sports bar and restaurant at 1130 Broad St., Montoursville.

“Everything’s going great,” he said. “It’s my first foray into the restaurant scene.”

His hope, he said, is to provide good food to people in the area.

With its sports decor, featuring Major League, NFL and college teams, it’s a place not only to eat but to relax and take in a game.

The Locker Room, with seating for more than 90 people, includes two dining rooms, a barroom and a patio.

Plans call for installing new televisions in the dining rooms.

Gordner said he likes the location of his restaurant near The Beltway and not far from the population centers of each end of Lycoming County.

“It’s easy access off the Fairfield exit,” he said.

The menu includes subs, sandwiches, burgers, and salads.

“We run specials each day. Mondays are wings nights. Pasta is Thursday,” he said.

The restaurant does a lot of online business through Door Dash, Uber Eats or at www.thelockerroompa.com.

Lunches and dinners are both busy times, and plans call for eventually serving breakfasts.

The Locker Room also hosts parties.

Gordner has not made any major alterations to the inside of the building since opening his restaurant.

“We did some painting,” he said. “The main thing we are trying to do is get the food right and make it affordable for everyone. It’s been fun. It’s been challenging.”

Gordner said being in business for himself is a natural fit.

In college, he studied finance.

He called the Locker Room a family business.

His finance, Shannon, and his father, Chuck, help him out.

“I’m extremely proud of him for everything he has been able to accomplish,” his father said.

Chuck, who formerly owned a landscaping business, said he advised his son to spend his money wisely.

“I guess the biggest challenge is just figuring out everything you need and learning the exact things you need to run a restaurant,” Gordner said.

As far as starting a new business, he said, “You just got to pull the trigger or press the go button.”

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