Story written by Aaron Lockhart, Dailyflipz Business Reporter
SPRINGBORO, Ohio-- The Celtic experience is coming to Springboro in the form of The Highland Stag opening on 75 N. Main St. this spring under the new ownership of Sean Harmon. The restaurant-pub hybrid is replacing SG@75 Gastropub, formerly known as Sooo Good Bar & Grill, after former owner Jim Hadfield and Shawnette Hixon-Hadfield sold the pub to Harmon.
“…We have sold the business to a group that owns and operated sever other local restaurants”, Hixon-Hadfield says on Facebook in response to a comment she received of why the restaurant was closed. “They are planning to re-open soon.”
“The menu will include items such as rack of lamb, shepherd’s pie, and braised short ribs…It will offer a wide range of traditional Celtic draft beverages, along with craft beers from local breweries, a robust wine list, and a deep selection of Scotch and Irish whiskeys,” according to an article by Mark Fisher, a writer from Dayton Daily News. Having a capacity of 95 inside and many more on the patio, the pub looks to be a new hotspot in downtown Springboro.
According to Brent Moore of Moore & Associates, a spokesperson for The Highland Stag, the restaurant and pub will be serving traditional Celtic food with a contemporary flare. Moore also included that the logo, website and social Medias are still being designed and should be up within a few weeks.
The restaurant and pub looks to bring excitement back to downtown Springboro and locals . After three and a half years of having an eatery around on 75 N. Main St., The Highland Stag is an entity hopeful to fill that void.
“Personally, I like to try any new restaurants in the area when they open,” said Sinclair student Austin Lee. “Mix in the aspect of craft beers and traditional Celtic food and you’ve got my attention.”
After acquiring a new corporation license effective on September 26, 2016 and transferring the D4 liquor license from the former owners, Harmon is set to bring a new Celtic experience to the people of the greater Miami Valley in just a few short months.
You can read SG@75 Gastropub's closing article here
Story edited by Health & Business Editor Taylor Whitney