- Grove City, Pennsylvania

February 19, 2013

Blue Ribbon Tavern reopens

By Felicia A. Petro/Senior Reporter
Allied News

GROVE CITY — Blue Ribbon Tavern in downtown Grove City has been up and running for over a week after a brief shutdown.

"There's all kinds of rumors swirling around there," said employee Rose Foster.

However, the business had water problems in the basement "and it took a couple of days to make repairs," she said.

The business closed Jan. 28 and reopened Feb. 1, Foster said.

The downtown tavern, located at 131 S. Broad St., was the first private Grove City business to be permitted to acquire a liquor license. "We'll be here five years in August," Foster said.

Part of the rumors included sewage issues at the tavern, which were bogus, she noted.

A representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Health stated that it had no complaints against Blue Ribbon. PDOH mainly enforces no-smoking regulations in establishments.

Blue Ribbon is owned by Jimmy Nicholson and Richard Baker, who could not be reached for comment.

Published Feb. 9, 2013, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.