Thursday, September 20, 2012

New sports bar, The One16, plans Monday opening

Queenie Linderman, left, owner of the One16, a sports bar near Exit 116, talks with Debra McBride of Alpine Insurance, taking care of details Thursday before the bar's opening Friday. 
The opening of Idaho Falls' newest sports bar, the One16 Sports Bar and Grill, originally set for Friday, is been pushed back to Monday.

Located at 3078 Outlet Boulevard, near the Sleep Inn off I-15 Exit 116, the bar has four wide-screen TVs, two pool tables, two dart boards and a golf machine. There is a full menu, wine and beer at pre-mixed drinks.

Here is the link to the One16's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheOne16SportsBarAndGrill

This is the third bar for owner Queenie Linderman, who ran the Classic on Anderson Avenue years ago, then the Company Club. After five years in California, Linderman, a Kamiah native, moved back to Idaho Falls with her daughter three years ago.

She is already familiar with the One16's layout (occupancy: 148), having worked there last year when it was Charlotte's Web.

The last few days have been something of a scramble, but Linderman said she's ready. UFC fights start on Oct. 13.

What's the secret to running an successful bar? "Attitude," she said. "It's all about the people you have behind that bar."