Sixth Street Grill
Written By: Suzanne Penegor & Casie Brabham
Co-owner Linda Addison, of the Sixth Street Gastro Pub & Grill in downtown Eugene, said Gary Smith’s Small Business Management program at the Lane Small Business Development Center “made you stop and reassess day-to-day operations.” Linda and her husband Keith purchased the business in 1997 after it had been established in the 1980s.
The downtown location at 55 W. 6th Ave. in Eugene, near the Hult Center and the Hilton Hotel, was a big consideration when she and her husband purchased the restaurant. She mused, “We had jokingly said, wouldn’t it be great if Sixth Street was ever for sale–and the next week we got the call from our broker.” She added that her family had a place in Anchorage, Alaska on Sixth Street across from their performing arts center which was built by the same architect who built the Hult Center. The coincidences led them to believe owning the Sixth Street Grill was meant to be.
She added, “The greatest success for us was being able to take a hard look at our existing practices and have the courage to embrace new menu concepts, hire a new head chef, redo our logo and image to give us a needed facelift, and create something new for guests to enjoy- and hopefully bring all their friends to!”
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