the upstairs will operate as a traditional bar and restaurant, and the downstairs will serve as a sub and ice cream shack, offering grab-and-go snacks.
the upstairs will operate as a traditional bar and restaurant, and the downstairs will serve as a sub and ice cream shack, offering grab-and-go snacks.

   When ThunderBoss Bar & Grill announced it was closing back in November, few knew what — if anything — would take its place.

   Then in March, the eatery announced via Facebook that it would reopen this summer operated by a new general manager and under a new name.

   John Maczuzak, the new general manager, is working to resurrect the restaurant under the name “Big John’s Shark Shack,” renovating the interior and revamping the menu. Lori Csaszar and Chris Barbin, who ran ThunderBoss Bar & Grill, remain the property’s owners.

   Maczuzak hopes to open the business around Memorial Day weekend for carryout service.

   After Csaszar and Barbin announced they were closing ThunderBoss, Maczuzak approached them with a business proposition.

   He wants the restaurant to be a place where folks can make a quick pit stop to grab a sandwich or a cold one before getting back on the lake.

   The revamped menu will be similar to one of Maczuzak’s previous businesses, Sharkz Brewz ’n Bitez.

Read the full story in the May 14, 2020 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.