40 North Tap + Grille, a New Upscale American restaurant in Downtown Grand Island, is in its final stages of renovation. In what was once an auto dealership in 1920 and most recently Billie Berta’s Antique Warehouse, its historical red brick and rustic décor at 520 West 3rd Street is being transformed to become a multidimensional customer destination.
Owned by Jay and Jan Vavricek, 40 North Tap + Grille and its 9,000 square feet historic building with arched ceiling rafters are being recreated into a contemporary rustic setting that will welcome customers with true Nebraska hospitality from chef created dining upfront, a west side patio, and a sports lounge and event venue.
Grand Island’s geographical location is 40 degrees North and 98 degrees West. “The 40 North name is derived from those coordinates, to pinpoint where we are from. “We want to celebrate the communities and the people that make living in central Nebraska so great,” said Vavricek. “Our mission is to be locally owned, locally grown, and locally enjoyed. Keeping in mind the ‘scratch kitchen’ philosophy, we will feature local, wholesome and fresh ingredients.”
40 North Tap + Grille will feature a fine-dining experience in the front section of the newly renovated restaurant. Guests will enjoy fireside dining, a signature waterfall feature and a vast wine and beer selection. A crimson draft beer dispenser will feature its share of 40 draft beer selections. A west side covered patio will offer street-side experience, comfortable for all seasons. The back section of 40 North will consist of an upscale sports lounge where you can catch the big game in a room full of screens, including “Big Red,” the largest sports television screen in the Tri-Cities. Patrons will have the opportunity to rent the sports lounge with its video screens for private parties, conferences, meetings, receptions or more.
“We are excited to become a part of the Downtown entertainment and food offerings in the historic Railside district of Grand Island.” Whether creating unique dining selections or helping you celebrate in a sports lounge like none other, our careful attention to detail is for the great people of Central Nebraska. “We hope you find 40 North Tap + Grille to be the place to enjoy a delicious meal, unique atmosphere and a great time with your friends and family.”
The renovation of 40 North Tap + Grille is in full swing in old Antique Warehouse building at 520 W 3rdStreet. While there is not a Grand Opening date set at this point, updates on employment information, the cuisine, chef and more will become available over the next few months at www.40NorthTapAndGrille.comand on the 40 North Facebook page.