Westbend Bar and Venue in Lewisville Opens Under New Ownership
August 19, 2023
Westbend Bar & Venue, formerly Westbend Tavern, in Lewisville, NC is now open under new ownership. With a renewed vision and rejuvenated concept, the restaurant, music, and event venue aim to provide an exceptional experience for both existing and new visitors.
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The New Owners:
Cory Coe, a seasoned professional in music, production, and event planning, had always dreamed of owning and running an event venue. His journey to Westbend began in the spring of 2023 when he started talks with the previous owners, The Breathwits, who closed the Tavern in September 2022. He and his wife Alyssa, soon connected with Josh and Whitney Shore, Mandy Barker, Bryan McGee, and Jerry and Susan Chapman, creating a dynamic team. Together, they formed a friendship that would become the foundation of their collaboration. As Coe puts it, “We started as strangers and now we’re like family!”
“We have the same aspirations and goals,” Whitney Shore said, “and we want to pour into the community just as much as the community pours into us.” A few ways they plan to do this is by offering discounts to first responders and providing a family-friendly environment. Westbend celebrated their soft opening on August 12.
Music at Westbend:
The Westbend Bar & Venue aims to become the ultimate destination for music enthusiasts. With a lineup of both local and renowned performers, their pavilion will host live music events almost every night. Additionally, they have plans to construct an outdoor amphitheater in the near future, further enhancing the experience for music lovers.
Food and Drink at Westbend:
Guests can enjoy food from the Graze Grill, Westbend’s onsite restaurant that offers a diverse menu of delicious appetizers, entrees, and desserts, with something to please every palate. From flatbread pizza and buffalo chicken wraps to cheeseburgers and loaded cheese fries, the Graze Grill serves up a variety of classics. Families will appreciate the restaurant’s kid-friendly food options as well. They will serve brunch on Sundays, with a variety of mimosa options. Exciting plans are also in the works, including the addition of an outdoor bar and the installation of TVs on the covered patio. They will serve beer, wine, and seltzer.
Events at Westbend:
They already have a Halloween festival in the works with hay rides, bounce houses, and more! Other events to look forward to include vendor markets, dueling pianos, and karaoke. In addition, they have the capability to host private events – weddings, private parties, corporate conferences, etc.
The team is in the process of finalizing operating hours. Currently, they are open on Saturdays and Sundays. However, they plan to be open from Thursday to Sunday. To commemorate their grand opening, they have scheduled a celebration during Labor Day Weekend. The event will feature live music and a variety of family-friendly activities.
Visit Westbend at 5394 Williams Rd., Lewisville, NC.
Note to readers: All information provided in this article is based on the latest updates (as of August 19) from the Westbend team. For the most current news and updates, please refer to their official website and social media channels.
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