Skaneateles The LakeHouse Pub, at the site of the former Moriss's Grill in Skaneateles, will open for business at 6 p.m. today, Friday, Aug. 24.
The owners are calling this a "soft opening," with the official grand opening scheduled for early September.
"We got the liquor license this morning and that's all we need to get started," said owner Dennis Coleman. "We're excited to be able to open before summer ends. People have been waiting a long time for this."
Coleman, son of well-known Syracuse publican Peter Coleman, owns the LakeHouse Pub along with Skaneateles residents Joe Goethe and Mike Wamp.
The three men announced in June the new business venture located at 6 W. Genesee St.
The LakeHouse Pub will have the look and feel of Coleman’s, designed to fit a lakeside village pub setting. The focal point will be the large, dark oak bar.
The menu will include carved sandwiches, soups and salads. The pub will continue to feature entertainment on Wednesdays and Sundays, in the tradition of Morris’ Grill and they have plans to add a trivia night, pitch league and a dart league, “to encourage local residents to become fixtures at the newest, oldest pub in town."