New bar’s up and running in downtown BeldenvilleThe new Clyde’s Corner in downtown Beldenville opened last month.
By: Bill Kirk, Pierce County Herald
BELDENVILLE—The new Clyde’s Corner in downtown Beldenville is a family operation.
Kathy Gutting, who owns the business along with her husband, Dave, staffs the bar, as does Manager Jerad Erlandson, the latter said Thursday. Erlandson is the Guttings’ son-in-law, having married their daughter, Sara, in February.
They’re joined by a couple of locals, but the family members handle the majority of the work at the bar, which opened last month, he said.
“Kathy and I take 80 percent of the hours,” he said, noting those hours are from 10 a.m. daily until midnight Sunday through Wednesday, plus as late as possible Thursday through Saturday.
The location also has a history in her family, Gutting said. Her parents, Ed and Eileen Huppert, ran a dance hall there from 1941 until the early 1960s. She remembered a barber shop in the upstairs at one time. The outlet changed owners quite often thereafter until being renovated for Murphy Land Surveying by Larry Murphy, from whom the Guttings bought it six months ago.
Since then, Dave Gutting, other family members, friends and himself have remodeled the downstairs, Erlandson said. They reduced the size of a wall separating the new bar space from the pool table area, installed a burnt wood ceiling, put down floor tile, removed former garage doors to accommodate a new entryway and added brickwork. The facility has also been totally repainted.
A new 32-foot-long bar was built, topped by a highly polished wood surface, he said. It seats 18, while there’s seating for eight more people at a high table and a corner booth holds four-to-six. Five big-screen TVs are stationed around the premises, featuring arcade games, too. The parking lot has been expanded.
Read more in the print version of the Herald June 17.