Meet The Owners
by Jen Gunning
Jerel is a Minnesota boy, born and raised in the Twin Cities area. He has had 20+ years in the restaurant industry. Needless to say, with his MN background, sporting events around here are interesting!
I was born and raised in the Jackson County area. After graduating high school, I moved to the Twin Cities to further my education. I also have 20+ years in the industry.
As the years rolled by, Jerel and I decided to give up on the corporate style of restaurants. The time was right to move to Wisconsin and buy our own. In 2004 we purchased Club 95 in Hixton. Even though we loved the supper club, we felt that a dining niche was missing in the Black River Falls area. The old “Pete’s Keg-n-Kettle” was vacant, so we purchased it.
Pete Olson had been the owner for 18 years. It had a strong local following and was known for his noon lunches. Pete eventually sold the Keg-n-Kettle to Paul Condella. Even though he renamed it “Pour Paul’s”, everyone around still referred to it as “Pete’s”. When we purchased it, we decided to go with local tradition-thus Re-Pete’s Saloon & Grill was named.
After owning and operating both facilities for over three years, we decided to make Re-Pete’s our main focus. In October of 2013 we closed Club95. It was a tough decision to make but proved to be the correct one. Re-Pete’s has since flourished and become the establishment that I had originally dreamed of.