The project is the brainchild of the Riffle family, including Andrew Riffle, who owns and operates the Whistle Stop pub in Ansonia; his father Daryl, who served as the manager of the Darke County Fair from 2005 to 2017; his brother Adam, and other family members.
Sure Shot Tap House will be located at 622 S. Broadway St. The four-story building dates to “the early 1900s, at least,” and will have 6,000 square feet per floor, co-founder Daryl Riffle told this news outlet.
“We’re gutting it, taking it to its original 15-foot ceilings and brick walls,” Riffle said.
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If all goes well, Sure Shot could open as early as this fall, its founders said. It will seat 110 on the first floor and will offer meeting and special-event space on the second floor. Long-term plans call for turning the third and fourth floors into loft-style apartments.
The family has no plans to brew beer at the tap house, said Riffle, who also serves as president of the Darke County Visitors Bureau board.
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Riffle described his family as “fifth generation Ansonia people, Tigers through and through.”
In a release, Andrew Riffle said the Whistle Stop “isn’t going anywhere. We remain much invested in the Ansonia community as a business and we have learned a ton regarding running that operation that we want to apply in this new adventure.”
“My wife Kalie and I love what’s going on in downtown Greenville and visit frequently,” Andrew Riffle said. “The Downtown Greenville events are growing yearly and bring a lot of people to the area. I have also been watching what is going on in Bellefontaine and other comparable downtowns very closely and finally decided I was ready to commit to investing in Greenville.”
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Follow along the progress of Sure Shot Tap House at www.facebook.com/SureShotTapHouse.