B Street 104 Restaurant and Pub to open July 18

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
B Street 104 Restaurant & Pub is set to open July 18 at the former site of the Antrim House on Baltimore Street. It was most recently the home of John Allison Public House, which moved to U.S. 11 last year.

A longtime local dining spot is set to warm up again with the coming of B Street 104 Restaurant & Pub.

B Street 104 Restaurant & Pub

The historic building on Baltimore Street that has previously housed restaurants such as the Antrim House and the John Allison Public House now has a new resident — B Street 104 Restaurant and Pub.

The restaurant by Kevin Benner is shooting for a opening date of July 18 and will serve a variety of options from hamburgers to filets to a fish sandwich and crab cakes.

"We will also serve fresh fish on Fridays and Saturdays," added Benner, who said 12 beers will be on tap for diners to try in addition to the food choices. "We really just wanted to make an old town pub."

Greencastle memorabilia will decorate the walls.

"I've gotten a lot of things for that from estate sales over the past six months," he said.

The restaurant will offer open dining as well as two private rooms.

Benner, who is originally from Greencastle and previously worked in the building, said that played a part in the choosing of the location.

"I spent some time here when it was the Antrim House and learned a lot from Don Hummer who was the previous over of the Antrim House. This is my hometown," he said. "The timing just kind of worked out that it became available when I started looking."

He also previously worked at the Antrim House in Hagerstown and opened Runways Restaurant & Lounge at the airport before beginning his next venture with B street 104, which got its name from a combination if suggestions from the community.

Through the renovations, Benner said they have tried to bring back some of the older parts of the original building including uncovering brick and metal ceilings and walls in some of the rooms.

"This building has so much character and is in a great location. It will be nice to be back in my old town where I grew up and graduated from," said Benner. "I'm looking forward to getting a lot of my old Runways customers back because a lot of them came from this area."

Following the opening of the restaurant, Benner said the second phase of the renovations for B Street 104 is the banquet room.

"We will start working on that immediately and plan for it to seat at least 150 people," he said.

B Street 104 will host the Dueling Pianos during Old Home Week on Sunday, Aug. 7 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Benner said the restaurant is still hiring for all positions and is about 3/4 staffed. He said there will be around 40 employees.

Anyone interested in applying can email bstreet104@gmail.com

Hours for B Street 104 will be Monday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and closed on Sundays.