By Jan Rahn
The success of a restaurant that opened only five months earlier was described by owner Tim Bishop during the March meeting of chamber—310 Central American Grill was the featured Chamber Spotlight Business of the Month.
“The business has continued to surprise us daily,” said Bishop during his presentation to Chamber members at their noon meeting at the Perkins County Senior Center on March 21.
“Our initial projections have far been exceeded, and we know that we are still in our infancy and continue to grow every day,” he said.
Bishop, a Grant High School graduate, and his wife, Kimberly, and daughters Hannah and Emelyn, moved to Grant from Colorado to start their new restaurant in the former Bench Warmers building.
Their first and foremost focus at that time, which remains the same today, is excellent food and service.
Their goal was to provide the area with food options previously unavailable to them in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for families and friends—that goal is being accomplished daily.
“The community continues to amaze us with their generous support,” said Bishop. “We are so thankful and so blessed to be surrounded and supported by such a gracious community.”
The small details that required attention as they continued to grow and learn have become part of the routine at 310 Central, allowing them to focus on the big details—customer service and food quality.
Bishop explained to Chamber members present that the restaurant is now at a point where it’s operating successfully day-to-day and they can experiment with exciting new activities for the community to take part in, such as live bands, dancing and DJ entertainment, along with special occasion meals such as what were available for New Year’s and Valentine’s Day.
“We still have a lot of fun ideas and are eager to become even more entrenched in the community by supporting our school sporting and academic teams, Chamber of Commerce, and community service professionals,” said Bishop.
Targeting residents of the community of Grant and all of the surrounding communities, Bishop said, “We truly enjoy serving our neighbors.”
He said 310 Central will continue to increase their focus and marketing to groups they have yet to market to. Eventually, they would like to do some minor remodeling to create a small banquet room for special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, business parties and meetings, etc.
Bishop said 310 Central will continue to enjoy working with the community to offer events and food options that they hope will contribute to the increasing quality of life offered to area citizens and families.