Restaurant Gears Up for Debut

An old familiar name is establishing a new presence on Omaha’s riverfront. The Storz Trophy Room Grill and Brewery is gearing up for its opening.

The Storz name makes its return to the metro in the facility formerly occupied by Rick’s Café Boatyard. There has been extensive renovation inside including the addition of memorabilia from the Storz brewery. The brew was once made in Omaha.

When the new restaurant was announced in August, one of the operators told us that he envisioned quality, quality, and more quality.

From the upper floor of the restaurant the old brick chimney is still visible and there are plenty of Storz memories splashed throughout the building.

Owner Yves Menard said, “Somebody, every day I've been here, and I've been here since the first week of September, every day, somebody brought me something - if it was a cooler, a jacket or a full case of beer that’s never been opened.”

There’s been a lot of buzz about bringing back the old beer, and even more talk about Charlie’s on the Lake chef Yves Menard being involved in this new riverside restaurant.

He said, “Yeah, there’s a lot of pressure on us to get things done right. It’s a restaurant. That’s why we're going to take the next three days and practice.

“We can hand cut any steak you want because we still only accepted certified angus beef. I only buy the best product in the market because that really separates us from what we do. And we have salads for the ladies and seafood for people who love seafood.”

The final touches means a little more work for the more than 50 new employees.

The owners plan to open a brewery on site sometime next year. The new restaurant will open on Monday, November 18.

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