LEBANON — The building that was once a supper club and then later a gentlemen’s club is now Stoll’s Olde 109, an inviting vibe and family-friendly eatery.
“There’s really no place to go to eat in Watertown or the surrounding area,” Jeff Stoll said. “We wanted to change that, so we built this as a sister location to the other place we own.”
Stoll, who grew up in Delafield, owns and operates Stolley’s Hogg Alley near Oconomowoc with his wife, Alicia, who grew up in Watertown. They have more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality business.
“We wanted a place where people come for the experience, atmosphere, live entertainment and our food,” Alicia said.
She said that from the 1980s to the early 1990s, Home Plate occupied the space and served fish fries. Then it became TNT Gentlemen’s Club, a strip club that was put up for sale nearly two years ago.
“We wanted to do it right the first time, so we stripped the building down to its studs and installed all new plumbing and electrical systems, new drywall, rustic barn timbers for the ceiling and a floating wood floor,” Jeff said. “We want a clean and reputable place.”
Alicia said while the contractors toiled to finish the new and spacious eatery complete with teel chairs, wood tables and even a small stage for bands to play live music, she envisioned a place where families could bring their grandmothers to celebrate their birthdays.
“I wanted something that was far different from the Applebee’s and Chili’s experience, but also wasn’t a high-priced Milwaukee steakhouse either,” she said.
The restaurant boasts several windows allowing for natural light and views of the landscapes. It’s also home to two-large garage doors in the front of the restaurant that can be opened on sunny days for patrons. In the back of the restaurant is a large deck for those warm summer nights, too.
The restaurant is themed in a modern rustic style, which is apparent in its sliding barn doors that open to a private room for club meetings and family events, and booths constructed of barn wood.
In the front of the eatery is a large bar, where two 82-inch TVs hang from the ceiling. Around the bar are eight USB ports so people can charge their cell phones, if needed. Stoll’s has 13 big screen TVs in total.
Stoll’s Olde 109 is located at N866 County Highway R in Lebanon. It opens at 8 a.m. this Saturday for breakfast, and at 3 p.m. patrons can begin ordering lunch and dinner items from the menu, which has everything from salads and soups to hamburgers and sandwiches to Friday fish fries. At 9 p.m. Saturday, Black Knight, an eighties cover band performs.
For more information, call Stoll’s Olde 109 at (920) 925-3000 or visit them at www.facebook.com/stollsolde109.
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