Former high school buddies Kevin Pereira and Jhon Goodwin have opened a restaurant named Lost Boys’ Garage Bar & Grill owners in the former Stop N Go Drive-in building at 6325 N. Wall, about a block north of Francis, on Spokane’s North Side.
Noah Lefell, who is a friend of Goodwin’s and the executive chef at the Globe Bar & Kitchen, at 204 N. Division, has designed a menu of gourmet-style grilled cheese sandwiches and melts that the restaurant will feature, Goodwin says. The dining area can accommodate 40 to 45 people, with the bar designed to seat roughly 10 to 15, he says.
The business partners are leasing the 2,300-square-foot building there from Phil Costello, who had operated the Stop N Go burger-themed restaurant there before closing it.
“We liked the layout,” Goodwin says. He and Pereira handled both the design and renovation work for Lost Boys’.
Operating hours will be 11 a.m. to midnight every day of the week.
“This is a mobile neighborhood,” Goodwin says. “People are on bikes, they’re walking; this is going to be a family friendly atmosphere and environment.”
The restaurant will employ 10 to 15 workers to start. Pereira and Goodwin hired John Jingling to manage the restaurant. Jingling says he previously managed the Twigs Bistro & Martini Bar at 406 E. Farwell Road.
Pereira and Goodwin, both 45, say the idea to start their own restaurant began in the hallways of Ferris High School in 1985 when they were freshman.
“Yeah, I think we’re a little overdue,” Goodwin says.
Pereira says it was only natural for him to one day want to run his own restaurant.
His parents, John and Sue Pereira, formerly owned and operated the White Horse Saloon in Spirit Lake, Idaho; the former Elliot’s Tavern, in the Garland District in North Spokane; and the former Derringer’s near Interstate 90 and Pines Road.
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