A revolution is coming to Harborcreek this weekend.
Small Town Revolution, that is.
The country/rock cover band will perform at the Grand Re-Opening of Old Station One Restaurant Saturday, February 11 from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Since opening in 2006 in the former Harborcreek Station #1 Fire Department, Old Station One Restaurant on Buffalo Rd. in Harborcreek has expanded to include banquet and catering services and now a full service bar.
The full menu including salads, sandwiches and entrees will be available next Saturday night as well as dinner specials and tasty appetizer specials during the band’s performance.
Erika Heuval Young, who manages the restaurant, earned her two-year Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts at Mercyhurst North East, and then went on to Mercyhurst in Erie for her Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.
She said the menu has evolved over the years and several specials that became popular made their way to the regular offerings. Many home-style dishes quickly achieved favorite status with regulars, with meatloaf taking the top spot.
Breakfast is available starting at 8 pa.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Wings and pizza are available any time and made their way onto the menu in the past year.
The banquet room at Old Station One can accommodate 100 guests. Young said events booked range from bridal and baby showers to birthday parties, reunions, wakes and everything in between.
The newly added bar offers beer, liquor and local wines from Heritage Wine Cellars in North East. Drink specials are offered daily.
Old friends and new are invited to stop in and check out Old Station One next Saturday during the Grand Re-opening celebration.
Small Town Revolution, featuring local musicians, takes the stage at 8 p.m. The six-piece band features lead vocalists by Andrew Mullen and Selleena Ellsworth, with additional vocals and keyboard by Matt Bennett. Paul Bryson, an original member of the popular local band Coyote Joe, is featured on lead guitar. Ben Digilio plays bass guitar and Clark Ellsworth plays the drums.
Mullen, Digilio and Clark Ellsworth performed together previously in a rock band while Selleena Ellsworth sang with the band Easy Street. When Mullen and the Ellsworths decided to join forces and compile a country/rock band, they found the right fit in Digilio, Bryson and Bennett.
“We’re just getting out on the scene as a group, but our members have been out there for a long time,” said Mullen. “We just want people to know they’re guaranteed to have a good time.”
Known affectionately already by their fans already as STR, the band covers today’s high-energy country hits with enough rock favorites to please even the non-country fans in the crowd.
“We’re hoping to build our reputation as a country band in Erie,” said Mullen. “People don’t necessarily have to listen to country in their cars and be huge country fans but when they get to a show it’s a great time. It’s all about just having fun.”