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Brighton Township Man Starts Fresh Managing New Sports Bar

Tag's Sports Bar is set to open Sept. 10. in the former Grille 23 location in Hartland.

After 20 years in the construction management business, Jeff Fischer of Brighton Township is starting a new career as the general manager of Tag’s Sports Bar, opening in the former location, on Sept. 10. 

Creating a welcoming space for families, sports fans and food lovers, Fischer says he is excited to bring a sports bar to the area. 

“It gives it (community) exactly what it doesn’t have- which it is a sports bar,” Fischer said. “The building and the atmosphere in here I think, will be tremendous.” 

After Grille 23 closed several months ago, Fischer approached Chet Singh, owner of  which is connected to the restaurant, about plans for re-opening the space as a sports bar.

"At first, he (Singh) had somebody in mind and then they had seperate thoughts about running it," Fischer said. "So he contacted me and asked what I thought about running it for him." 

With 10 TV’s surrounding the restaurant, Fisher says he hopes to provide a fun atmosphere on game days and says he enjoys being in a place filled with cheering fans. He also hopes to provide a local spot where people feel comfortable coming to on a regular basis.

“That local, warm feeling where you’re known by your name,” he said. “And whatever you drink is already sitting there by the time you sit down.” 

A grand opening event will take place Sept. 15 and will include drink specials. The menu is a typical sports bar menu, according to Fischer and will include pizza, burgers, sandwiches and nachos in a price range of $7- $11. 

Fisher is still looking to hire several staff positions, including two bartenders and four wait staff. Contact Fischer during daytime hours at Tag’s to apply.

A banquet room will also be available to rent for large group parties or events.

Hours for Tag’s Sports bar will be Monday- Thursdays 4 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday 4 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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