From L2 Marketing
TYLER, Texas - The owners of the People’s Petroleum Building are pleased to announce the upcoming addition of a new restaurant to occupy the second floor of this iconic building on the Downtown Square.
Prime 102 will open late this fall for weekday lunches and dinner service Monday through Saturday. Operating Partner, Steve Barnhart, was introduced to the restaurant industry as a child, working alongside his grandmother at Kirby’s Steakhouse, on Greenville Avenue in Dallas. He went on to spend 14 years with Del Frisco’s Dbl. Eagle Steakhouse, opening both the New York City and Philadelphia locations. He then went on to assist in fine tuning the reopening of Tavern on the Green in New York City in 2015.
Barnhart remarked, “I’ve traveled all over the country opening restaurants, but I’m happy to have finally landed in beautiful Tyler, Texas! I recently purchased a home in the Azalea District and I’m here to stay.”
Prime 102 will offer a wide variety of menu items, including steaks and seafood along with lighter fare. The Corner Bar @ Prime 102 will provide a place to meet for cocktails and casual dining. Barnhart expressed his philosophy that we are all here to serve and that people are what it’s all about and he is committed to ensuring that guests at Prime 102 receive a first-rate dining experience. Many restaurants have had to revise procedures and rearrange their dining rooms due to COVID-19, but Prime 102 is being designed with the health and safety of guests uppermost in planning. Management continues to monitor guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as our state and local authorities. At Prime 102, every precaution is being taken to ensure the safety of diners at all times, but particularly during the COVID-19 situation. With almost 11,000 square feet of space, there is ample space for social distancing.
One of the owners of People’s Petroleum Building, Garnett Brookshire, stated, “We are so pleased to have Steve Barnhart at the helm of Prime 102 and are convinced that this will be a wonderful addition to our Downtown Square.”
The People’s Petroleum Building was originally built in 1932, and Tyler investors Garnett Brookshire, Tim Brookshire, and Andy Bergfeld purchased the building and began renovations in 2012. Since that time, the building has undergone extensive renovations to create an environment that functions with state-of-theart technology and conveniences, while maintaining the Art Deco style of the 1930′s.