Reprinted from Sentinel and Enterprise.
FITCHBURG — After Beemers Pub & Grill burned down in March 2015, it was a treacherous road for owner Pete Cote to find a new location and reopen the business.
But he did, opening up the restaurant and bar on Main Street in September.
Now Cote is giving residents another option as the Falcons Nest Sports Bar opened up below Beemers at 310 Main St.
“I am calm,” Cote said after a hectic past year. “It is a whole burden off me. Now it is time to really focus on the business side of things.”
The intention when he purchased the building was to always have two establishments, giving patrons and local residents options.
The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, cajun shrimp, chicken wings or tenders, quesadillas, and other typical sports bar food. The food will be prepared in the Beemers kitchen, Cote said. The same 16 beers on tap at Beemers will be on tap at the Falcons Nest.
He said he plans on expanding the menu for the sports bar slightly to included various dishes from upstairs.
“This will be a twist on the upstairs food,” Cote said.
“No place around here has Diamond tables,” he said.
“When you go out to Vegas, those are the tables you play on.”
Cote said he has teams lined up for the pool league and hopes to have it begin soon.
“It helps everybody,” he said. “If you spend locally, things will improve.”
He said the goal of having Beemers upstairs and Falcons Nest downstairs is so people can have a quality sit-down meal upstairs and head downstairs to hang out and socialize, or head straight to the sports bar to watch a game and grab a quick meal.
“It’s different down here,” Cote said. “It is a relaxing atmosphere.”