THE 9 RESTAURANT will soon open at Tired Creek Golf Course under the ownership of Kellen Haroldson, who recently moved to the area.
The clubhouse at Tired Creek Golf Course is undergoing some modifications as a new restaurant prepares to open there next month. New area farmer and Florida businessman Kellen Haroldson is preparing to open The 9 restaurant in September, offering American fare menu selections.
“This is not the best time to do something like this, but the opportunity presented itself and we’ll eventually get back to normal,” said Haroldson. “There’s a lot of fried chicken around here; this will be something different.”
Haroldson, 39, who said he has experience working in produce distribution and in restaurants, said the local golf course is enjoying a sort of renaissance with a tremendous increase in play in recent months, which was a selling point for the space. “They’re doing the best they’ve done in 10 years,” he commented.
Once open, menu options will include appetizers such as chicken wings, calamari, soups and salads, a variety of sandwiches and hamburgers, and a selection of entrees such as steak, pork and seafood.
“We’ll have specials to stay in season; it will be all fresh, all quality,” Haroldson promised.
The owner of a farm near Pelham for the last 10 months, Haroldson said the restaurant will use some of his organic produce, which he explained will include kale, watermelon, cucumber, lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower and more.
Haroldson is currently renovating the club’s bar area, and said he plans to utilize the North patio, which overlooks the ninth hole green, for outdoor dining. Dining will also take place in the cafe area, and the patio there may also be utilized if business is brisk.
The 9 is expected to be open 7 a.m. until 6 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday.
During the early hours, breakfast sandwiches and coffees will be available, he said. On Saturdays and Sundays, he said, brunch will be served, 10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. with a variety of breakfast entrees and bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys.
The restaurant is currently hiring cooks, bar tenders, servers and a beer cart operator. To contact Haroldson, email email@example.com
“I want to make sure the staff and service are right. I want to give good, quality service and food,” Haroldson said.
Raised in South Dakota, Haroldson said he went to University of Hawaii, then traveled for several years before moving to Miami and starting businesses in produce distribution.