The Coshocton County Beacon September 10, 2020 - Page 7

September 10, 2020 The Beacon • 7 Huck’s Tavern coming soon to Roscoe Village By Jen Jones Excitement is already building for a new business in Roscoe Village. Huck’s Tavern will open in the former Uncorked building, hopefully by the holiday season. “We gutted the inside and are doing so much work to it,” said Stacy Drennen, who is opening the tavern with her husband, Jeff. “It might be hard to get some of the materials we need, but we are hoping to be open by the holiday season. I’m hoping by then some of the restrictions will be lifted too.” Stacy Drennen said opening a place like this has been something she and Jeff have talked about for years. “It was always a something, some day, maybe kind of thing, but then a chance presented itself and here we are,” she said. Stacy Drennen said they have a group of friends they like to go out with, and they had talked about having a place where people could sit and have a drink and socialize. “We wanted some place that was friendly and close to home,” she said. The tavern is named after their chocolate lab that passed away a few years ago. “Huck was a one-of-a-kind dog — very special. I thought this would be a cool way to honor his memory,” Drennen said. To keep honoring family dogs, the menu at the tavern will feature gourmet hot dogs. “I’ve asked family and friends to pick toppings for a hot dog, and then we will name their creation after their family dog,” Drennen said. Drennen said the tavern will not be a restaurant but will have really good bar food. “We are still working on the menu, but I think we’ll have a few salads and soups with the gourmet hot dogs. I just want the food to be really great,” she said. “I’m so excited but very nervous too. I’ve been meeting all kinds of different people. There is so much more to opening this than I ever thought about. It’s definitely a learning process. I heard people are excited about it. I want it to be a warm, friendly place where people feel comfortable.” The patio area will be open next spring/summer. Mary Ellen Given, executive director of Roscoe Village, said the village is very excited to see Huck’s Tavern open. “I think Stacy will be a tremendous partner for the village, and we can’t wait until they open. I always enjoy being around Stacy; she is such a wonderful, positive energy.” Columbia Gas is set to raise awareness about hunger across Ohio with its new campaign Columbia Gas of Ohio announced a partnership with local agencies around the state to raise awareness about hunger and inspire others to take action to end hunger in their communities. Families in Coshocton County will benefit thanks to partnerships between the Mid-Ohio Food Collective and local food pantries. The Mid-Ohio Food Collective’s latest reports indicate a more than 40% increase in new families coming to them or their partner agencies for food. In September Columbia Gas will support the Mid-Ohio Food Collective in its efforts to provide enough food for more than 150,000 meals a day through nearly 700 partner agencies throughout Central and Eastern Ohio. The company also is helping Second Harvest Foodbank of North Central Ohio launch no-touch mobile pantries and is partnering with other agencies in Toledo, along the Ohio River and more. “This year food banks across the country are facing increased demands because of the pandemic, leaving many of our neighbors wondering where their next meal will come from,” said Vince Parisi, president and chief operating officer of Columbia Gas of Ohio. “We want them to know we’re here to help.” Since the beginning of this year, Columbia Gas has made more than $700,000 in contributions through the NiSource Charitable Foundation to local nonprofits dedicated to helping customers and neighbors struggling with hunger and securing basic needs. Job losses because of COVID-19 have only made Ohio’s hunger problem worse. In an effort to engage employees in the fight against hunger, Columbia Gas made a $60 donation through the NiSource Charitable Foundation to Children’s Hunger Alliance on behalf of every employee who donated blood between July 1 and Sept. 4. Throughout September Columbia Gas will use its social-media channels to raise awareness and encourage others to speak out against hunger by sharing pictures, stories and hunger facts. Follow Columbia Gas of Ohio on Facebook, Twitter, Nextdoor and LinkedIn. For more information on the company’s COV I D -19 respon se and information on bill assistance available to Columbia customers, visit www.Columbia- Come learn about Olinger & Company Realty on Sept. 14 Olinger & Company Realty will hold an open house on Monday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new business is located at 416 N. Whitewoman St., rear in Roscoe Village. Food will be provided by The Real McCoy BBQ. BF-00490258