Beaver Bank Station’s new owners appreciate community support

Chris Davis, who has been a bartender for 10 years, then a manager, just followed the natural progression into the ownership role when the Millwood area resident took over Beaver Bank Station in July 2017. (Healey photo)

BEAVER BANK: For Christopher Davis, taking over the Beaver Bank Station almost a year ago along with co-owner Brad Farquhar, was the natural thing to do.

Davis — who has been in the service industry for more than a decade — followed the natural progression into an ownership role when the Millwood area resident took over the pub located at the busy Beaver Bank Road/Windgate Drive intersection.

“We’ve had a lot of fun so far,” said Davis in an interview in early February. “We’ve got to me a lot of people in the neighbourhood, which is cool.

“There’s been local MLAs, councillors, hockey coaches and football coaches and other community groups who have stopped in for food. There’s a vintage club that comes once a month.”

He said there are alot of teachers that come in as well. One Personal Development day had three different area schools, with groups of 10 teachers each in the business enjoying a meal.

“The amount of different people I get to meet by having a pub is amazing really,” he said.

Davis wanted to stay in the community when he was seeking his next stop. After working in the Sackville area, he and his family wished to remain close by. And Beaver Bank Station fit that bill.

“This is the closest it ever could be to home,” he said. “We had no idea it would be this close, besides opening a pub in my backyard.”

On July 27, it will mark the first year in business for Davis and Farquhar as owners of Beaver Bank Station, dubbed by Davis as the World’s Friendliest Pub.

He said the response from the community has been great.

“The people have been appreciative of them keeping the business running,” said Davis, adding he employs 17 people.

The restaurant brings in several local musicians to perform on weekends for entertainment for the customers.

Davis said the business is very community minded.

“We’re trying to give back as much as we can,” he said.

For more information on Beaver Bank Station, check them out on Facebook.

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