Pub’s rookie season in the hands of two vets

Lena Price
September 11, 2012

Two Richmond restaurateurs are taking a swing at the sports pub niche.

Jeff Ottaviano, founder of the Wine Loft in Glen Allen, and Chad Hornik, who owns 10 Melting Pot restaurants, launched 250 Sports Grill in late July. The restaurant served its first customers during the opening ceremony of the Olympics, and Ottaviano said word about the establishment is starting to spread.

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Sports restaurant opens in Oilville

Ken Odor
August 1, 2012
Goochland Gazette

Want to watch a game on TV? Or maybe a couple? How about 20?

Then you’re in luck, since the 250 Sports Grill opened last week in Oilville.

The new establishment has 18 46” screen TVs on the wall and two 55 inchers behind the bar.

“If it’s sports, we’ve got it,” said Manakin-Sabot resident Jeff Ottaviano, co-owner with Chad Hornik. They opened their doors on the first day of the Olympics last week.

No ribbon cutting for them.

“We believe in soft openings,” said Ottaviano.

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