Holly and Eric Hythecker recently bought Marvís Bar in Hayfield. The couple will officially open their new bar, The Flying Monkey Saloon on Saturday, November 30 at noon. Photo by Tara Lindquist
By Tara Lindquist
The Flying Monkey Saloon will soon land in Hayfield.
Eric and Holly Hythecker recently purchased Marv's Bar in Hayfield and are planning a mild renovation of the bar before they open their new establishment, The Flying Monkey Saloon.
The Hytheckers have been shadowing the staff for the past month learning the ins and outs of the day-to-day operation. They will officially take possession of the business on Thursday November 28. The bar will be closed the 28th and 29th while they work on repainting and adding their own decorative touches to the bar. They will open officially under the new name on Saturday, November 30. The bar will reopen with a new look, "we're thinking music and motors," Holly said. "We're adding our own interests to the décor and we hope others appreciate it as well."
The menu may be simplified, other than that they plan no major changes to the bar.
"Eventually, we'd like to get some bands in here for entertainment and try different DJ's from time to time," Eric said.
Eric and Holly had always planned on opening their own bar; they just didn't know when that would happen. "We had the chance when our son was a baby," Holly said. "But we decided that it wasn't the time for us to do it since he was so young." Their son is now 16 and the chance to buy a well-established business came up, so they took it. Eric retired from Mayo after 33 years and Holly decided to leave her place of employment so they could focus on running the bar together. "We didn't have a lot of free time with both of us working full-time," Holly said. "We're hoping now with owning our own business we'll have a little more time to travel but we're planning on devoting most of our time to our business. The business will be what we make of it."
"We're starting a new chapter in our lives," Holly said. "We're very excited about it." They're looking forward to meeting new people and seeing familiar faces as well. Eric grew up in Hayfield and graduated from Hayfield High School, the couple has resided in Byron for many years.
The bar will open at noon November 30 and everyone is welcome to stop in and meet the new owners. They're excited to begin this new chapter in their lives and welcome you to share in the adventure.