DuBOIS — Station 101 Pub and Kitchen opened on the Bee Line Highway in 2013, priding itself on a fresh and creative menu, unique modern look and family-friendly atmosphere.
Owner Rhonda Burton, who took over in January 2021, said working in a restaurant since 1996 prepared her for what she does now. It was always a vision of hers to own a restaurant/bar business.
There are many things Burton values about the business, she said, including the fast-paced environment and “controlled chaos,” as well as making many new friends, including restaurant regulars and employees.
The former gas station has a unique and welcoming gastro-pub industrial look, keeping its original garage windows and garage door on the ceiling. This, said Burton, is a huge draw for customers, who often leave positive comments on their first impression of the modern venue.
Station 101, located right near Interstate 80 and local hotels, receives its fair share of business travelers and tourists, said Burton. Many will be drawn in once and return throughout certain times of the year.
COVID-19 has slowed down the number of travelers, said Burton. It also definitely provided a unique experience for a first-time restaurant owner, but is an adventure she is glad she embarked on.
“It was scary,” she said. “But, I didn’t want to miss my chance.”
Burton was serving when the…