HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Sundance Grill in Hiawassee celebrated the grand opening of “Hiawassee’s first full-service bar” on the evening of Tuesday, June 3, 2018. Towns County Chamber of Commerce directed the ribbon-cutting ceremony as dozens of pleased patrons cheered.
Sundance Grill opened as a restaurant in May of 2017, and the establishment has since expanded in both size and options. Owner Roberto Romero told FetchYourNews that he “fell in love with Hiawassee” while exploring the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina with his now-newlywed, Christine, and after learning that the prime location in Tater Ridge Plaza was available for lease, Romero set forth to create the popular dining establishment.
“Something I noticed was there were no restaurants in the area that served a late breakfast, and people who are vacationing don’t always want to rush out first thing in the morning to eat,” Romero said, explaining that his restaurant offers breakfast until 2:00 p.m. “The people are so friendly, so honest here,” Romero said, “We are happy to live in these beautiful mountains, doing what we love.”
Romero, also the owner of Burg’r Bar in Punta Gorda, Florida, holds 25 years of experience in the restaurant business. Bar Manager Dacey Bragg, a former Florida employee of Romero’s, relocated to Hiawassee to assist in expanding the business. In addition, Pam Clifton from Augusta, Georgia, recently joined the bartending team.
The grand opening featured “Borrowed Time,” a band composed of “three retired guys having a good time.” The genre was a mix of oldies and classic rock, and the overflowing crowd seemingly enjoyed the entertainment.
The Sundance Bar is located in a separate, renovated area of the main restaurant, with seating available at the bar itself, in booths along the wall, and tables situated thoughout the center. A cozy, covered porch entices guests to enjoy pleasant weather during the warmer months.
Two flat-screen televisions are displayed indoors above the well-crafted bar, ready to provide entertainment. A wide variety of beer, both bottled and on-tap, is available for purchase, as well as mixed drinks, and wine. An appetizing bar menu and the full dining menu are ready to serve hungry guests.
Sundance Grill is located at 715 North Main St. in Hiawassee.