The Pub on Second unveiled its signage to a small crowd Friday evening, as the new downtown bar hoped to create some anticipation ahead of their grand opening.
Owner John Condray said he wanted to reveal the logo early because he knew people were eager to get back out. With restaurants opening at limited capacity Friday, it was good timing to create some buzz.
“Everybody’s getting out and about a little bit more than they have been, so we’re ready to show off our sign and hopefully get open whenever we can,” he said. “It’s an exciting day.”
Condray said an opening date is in limbo because bars aren’t allowed to do business yet, but the pub is about 90 percent ready.
However, the pub opened its doors Friday for a public walk-through. Condray also allowed nearby restaurant Don Mario’s to use the pub’s patio area, which drew a bigger crowd to witness the occasion.
The sign took 10 hours to install about three weeks ago, and it had been covered up by a black tarp until the unveiling.
“We knew a few people had seen it, but luckily with COVID-19 happening there weren’t as many people downtown seeing it the day they came through and put it up,” he said. “It’s been kept a little under wraps.”