Brewpub from Greystone owners coming to Dillsburg area
A new brewpub is coming this spring to a golf course off Route 15 in Carroll Township, drawn by ongoing development in the area, a key commuter corridor in Central Pennsylvania.
Jason Viscount and John Frisch, owners of the Greystone Public House in Lower Paxton Township, have partnered with Range End Golf Course owner Craig Weaver on the new brewpub. It involves remodeling the former Noonan's Tavern at the club, which is near Dillsburg.
When it reopens in late March or early April, the roughly 10,000-square-foot restaurant will be renamed the Greystone Brew House. The remodeled venue will include a 200-seat ballroom and an outdoor dining area overlooking the golf course.
Dillsburg-based eciConstruction is handling the renovations, which began Jan. 2. Greystone had been running Noonan's since last spring as the partners developed plans for the new restaurant.
It is not the first makeover for Viscount and Frisch. In early 2016, they took over the former Mount Hill Tavern and turned it into the Greystone. Viscount, a chef who grew up in York and has worked in restaurants all over Central Pennsylvania, said the new Greystone at Range End will have more of a casual pub feel and smaller menu than the Lower Paxton Greystone.
The partners see a lot of potential in the Dillsburg area and the traffic passing through on Route 15.
"We feel this will be a draw," said Viscount, who also noted the extent of development taking place between Mechanicsburg and Gettysburg, including the Oakwood Hills development near Messiah College.
Oakwood Hills, which is under construction, will initially include apartment buildings. But the master plan for the development also includes a mix of commercial and office buildings.
Viscount said the plan for Range End includes partnering with a local craft brewery to produce Greystone-branded beers. He said a decision on which brewery will make the beer will be made in February. Greystone will offer a mix of local craft and major domestic beers over 12 taps.
Viscount expects to have at least three Greystone labels on tap at all times. The branded beers also will be sold at the Lower Paxton restaurant.
The new restaurant will be open seven days a week, serving lunch and dinner. Greystone will have two bars: a main tavern and one on a lower level of the building, with a total of 110 seats between them. Viscount also is planning to run a food cart on the golf course that will serve hot-food items from the restaurant, plus a grab-and-go area for golfers looking for quick sandwiches and beer.
"We definitely want it to be family-friendly and golfer friendly," he said.
The ballroom will be available for special events, including weddings and business meetings, Viscount said. He believes it will be the largest meeting space between Mechanicsburg and Gettysburg.
There will be about 120 seats outside between a wrap-around patio and an extended biergarten that the partners plan to add this winter.
Viscount said he also hopes to start an outdoor concert series that would run two nights per week.
This story has been updated regarding the Greystone-branded beers.