PHOTO: Brad Singleton, co-owner of Filly’s Game and Grill in Gallatin.
By CHRIS LADD
Brad Singleton and his business partner Spencer Wakefield knew right away they had to get their hands on Gallatin’s Crescent City building once it closed.
The duo has a lot of admiration for the building and both were brainstorming about what should fill its space next.
“We’ve talked for a few years about opening an arcade on the square,” Singleton said. “Spencer has always had an idea for a Philly cheesesteak inspired restaurant for years.”
On Thursday, Brad and Spencer’s new creation Filly’s Game and Grill came to life. They held a soft opening to introduce the new restaurant to the Gallatin community.
According to Singleton, Filly’s is ultimately going to be a sub shop with a classic cheesesteak as the star of the show.
“We’re going to take the Philly style and put some creative twist on it,” Singleton added.
They are going to have a variety of cheesesteak items from both beef and chicken, cold cuts, panini’s, grilled cheese sandwiches, fried bologna, hamburgers, and a signature chili.
Guests will also be able to get cheese wiz on their cheesesteaks.
Filly’s will have classic sandwich toppings, a variety of meats and cheeses, and a variety of bread to choose from.
According to Singleton, with all those items we can make a dozen of variety of sandwiches.
“Who doesn’t love a good sandwich,” Singleton added. “I think it’s going to do well and that it will be a place that kids will be excited to visit.”
In the beginning, Filly’s will start with a limited menu. They will also be playing with the recipes to see what customers enjoy the most. After several weeks they will then expand their menu and the beer selection.
While you’re waiting for your tasty sandwich to cook, you can play a game of pool, Skee-Ball, air hockey, shuffleboard or one of their many arcade games such as Golden Tee and Donkey Kong.
The hours will be Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday they will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“Sumner County is a very populated family community with a lot of people raising kids here,” Singleton said. “It’s hard for parents to keep their kids still for 20-30 minutes. That can be a downfall for a lot of their experiences when going out. We have something with the arcade that can keep kids occupied.”
When dads ask their kids where they want to go eat, Singleton wants them to say Filly’s.
They will also have live music and If you like games each Tuesday will be Tournament Tuesday. The games could be anything from arcade games, rock paper scissors, or a game of shuffleboard.
Filly’s will also host community events, birthday events, and corporate events.
“We just want people to come in here and leave and want to tell their friends about the awesome experience they had,” Singleton said.
Singleton and Wakefield are also co-owners of Prince Street Pizza and White House Pizza & Sub.
Gallatin Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Kim Baker says this is positive news for the Gallatin Square.
“Filly’s will bring something new to Gallatin that is unlike anything else,” Baker said. “The food, drinks, and games will provide fun for folks of all ages. Brad and Spencer have already brought a positive energy to the community with other businesses and we feel that Filly’s will be another success!”