Extra room for parties and bigger groups of people, as well as an expanded kitchen area, are the results of remodeling construction at 418 South Main Street in Pratt.
There’s a new topic of conversation among the diners at Woody’s Sports Bar and Grill. A hole in the wall on the south side of the dining area show where Woody’s is expanding into the former Deluxe Dry Cleaners building.
Owner Jim Woody said there were times when he didn’t have enough room to seat large groups of people. When ball teams come to Pratt for tournaments at the Green Sports Complex, they will come in with 30 people and there isn’t enough space for them to sit together.
So Woody got the building next door that used to house Deluxe Cleaners and is going to change it into additional seating space for large groups.
“We’ll have extra room for parties and bigger groups of people,” Woody said. It didn’t take long to knock the hole in the wall that connects the buildings. They were only closed one Sunday morning for making the hole and cleanup.
“We got a lot done in a day and a half,” Woody said.
Woody’s will remain open during construction. Woody said if anybody needs some free brick, its out in the alley behind his building. There will be some remodeling in the addition including redoing the floors.
Along with the extra seating space, the kitchen is also being expanded. The kitchen expansion will allow the kitchen and food supplies to be more unified on one area, Woody said.
The addition will provide a space for a variety of events like wedding rehearsal dinners or any event requiring a large sitting space.
“It will be available for any type of bigger group,” Woody said.
No specific completion date has been set but he hopes it will be ready by the middle of March. There will probably be a grand opening so everyone can come an look at the new addition to the building.
Woody’s menu and business hours will remain the same. On Valentine’s Day, they will serve their regular chicken fried steak that is a Thursday regular. Also on Valentine’s Day is a special 12 ounce prime rib, four jumbo shrimp, mashed potatoes, gravy, salad bar plus complimentary cheese cake in strawberry, blueberry or cherry for $23.99.
Woody’s is located at 418 South Main in Pratt. They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday (breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday (breakfast from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).