tg’s Restaurant & Pub, a decades-old eatery that has served noted politicians and celebrities through the years in Kenosha’s Harborside neighborhood, has new owners.
Kristine Brittich and her husband Randy took over Tuesday and welcomed patrons, many of whom had come for a night of trivia and fun.
The new owners purchased tg’s, 4120 Seventh Ave., from sisters-in-law Theresa and Sherry Revis for an undisclosed amount.
“My husband, an over-the-road truck driver, was on the road for six days a week. He was tired of doing that. So, we wanted to do something else. A friend talked us into buying a bar,” said Brittich, who has worked in bars for 15 years.
“We went online to find one. We wanted a place that was closer to the downtown area and was established,” said Brittich, who serves as the managing owner. “When we saw that this place was up for sale, we made an offer, and the previous owners accepted our offer.”
While the new owners don’t plan any immediate changes, they will make some renovations later this year.
“We want to keep it the same and learn everything at first.” Brittich said.
Future work includes some repairs in the basement and to the drainage system. Plans may also include remodeling the kitchen to make it larger and possibly enlarging the dining area, according to Brittich.
A welcoming party is scheduled for April 27. An official grand opening is expected in September, or after the renovations are completed.
The popular tg’s has played host to numerous community, organizational and political gatherings. Through the years, it has been the place where noted national politicians and celebrities have stopped for meals and libations.
Pictures of such notables as John and Robert Kennedy are posted on the walls. And the late senator and presidential hopeful Hubert Humphrey visited the tavern.
tg’s also is the focal point for several fundraising events that benefit organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Frank and Cheryl Parise Autism Benefit, the Southern Wisconsin All Airborne Chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division, Kenosha Dream Playground, Freedom to Read, Every Child’s Place and the Kenosha Area Pipes & Drums Association.