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Member Spotlight: Casey’s Restaurant & Lounge


Family friendly homestyle dining

Casey’s Restaurant & Lounge, located on North Seneca Street between Oil City and Rouseville, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails seven days a week.

Casey’s has unique offerings that may be unexpected from this local restaurant and lounge.

Some of their menu items and specials include seafood (served daily), chili rellenos, fried avocado, breaded portabella mushrooms, fried chicken and waffles, breakfast pizza, and banana chocolate French toast.

At 19 years old, owner Jami Degroat worked for the previous owner of Casey’s for more than six years. When it was for sale years later, she told us “it was like coming home.”

Casey’s has an outdoor, pet-friendly patio, where they feature live music often. The restaurant is right along part of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail, making it a great stop for residents and visitors participating in outdoor recreation.

“Small towns are the best,” Jami said. “It’s like serving generations of family.”

Jami’s favorite part of owning a business is the ability to turn her own ideas into reality, and she especially enjoys the relationships she’s built with employees and customers.

Looking towards the future, Jami has plans to continue to fill the needs of our trail community and to reinvent the patio.

ABOUT

Casey’s Restaurant & Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cocktails, seven days a week, and welcomes trail users to their outdoor patio.

FAST FACTS

  • Owner Jami Degroat worked for the business for more than six years at 19 years old.
  • Seafood is on the menu seven days a week.
  • The restaurant is located along the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail and their outdoor patio is pet-friendly.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Address:
630 N. Seneca Street, Oil City

Hours of Business:
7 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Seven days a week

Phone:
(814) 676-9226

Facebook:
facebook.com/CaseysRestLounge

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s October 2019 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

The Taco Shack Celebrates One Year


Taco ShackCongratulations to The Taco Shack on celebrating one year of business on July 1st! Owner Chris Antonov is planning specials to celebrate the anniversary and will share details on Facebook. The Taco Shack will be one of this year’s food vendors in Justus Park, at both the Bike ‘n Brew and Oil Heritage Festival.
The restaurant is located at 222 Center Street in Oil City and is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This article was published in the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce’s June 2018 edition of the VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Exciting Changes Coming to Oil City Businesses


KarmaBreakfast, lunch, and dinner—all served in downtown Oil City by Shaun and Marie Alcorn at multiple businesses—and this month, some changes are coming to Karma Coffee Company and Northside Eatery, moving the Alcorns and Oil City in a positive direction.

Beginning on Monday, March 19, all lunch operations through Northside Eatery will move to Karma Coffee Company, and Northside Eatery will become retail space. “We know the community perspective will be that a business is leaving,” said the Alcorns. “But it’s actually quite the opposite; we have outgrown our space at Northside Eatery and we are expanding in order to make room for continued growth.”

Northside Eatery customers will be able to enjoy the same great lunch menu they have grown to love, plus some new options, such as fresh cut french fries. With Corey, head chef at Northside Eatery, and Jaime, manager at Karma Coffee Company, now working together, customers can expect unique and delicious lunch specials, including vegan and vegetarian options. Because lunch will be served within Karma Coffee Company, the option to order a custom-made drink or a pastry with lunch will be available, too.

The space at Karma Coffee Company will provide the opportunity for more efficiency and additional seating, and the rustic Northside Eatery tables will be relocated to the front of Karma Coffee Company. The location is just a few buildings down from where Northside Eatery sits and customers can enter through both Elm Street and Seneca Street.

“Nothing is going away,” said the Alcorns. “If anything, our offerings are getting better.”

Karma Coffee Company will continue to offer brunch on the weekend, as well as catering for events and meetings, hosted throughout the area or held in their back room. Recently, they have introduced more locally sourced items to their menus, including, pork, chicken, and eggs from Gruber Farms of Shippenville and lamb from Baytree Farm of Emlenton. This year, the Alcorns will also help host a Farm to Fork event in Titusville.

A popular concert series that began in November 2017 will continue to occur each Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Karma Coffee Company, with local music, the option to BYOB, and food available. The arts are represented throughout Karma Coffee Company on the walls, too, in which different artwork continues to be rotated in and out monthly.

With the move of lunch from Northside Eatery to Karma Coffee Company, also comes exciting upgrades and new plans going forward. The Alcorns will begin using an updated POS system, creating even more efficiency within the business, and a website will be created for Karma Coffee Company.

image1“Instead of two separate restaurants open on different days and at different times, there will now be one open seven days a week,” said the Alcorns. “We are consolidating the spaces, but in reality we are expanding our business to offer more diversity and offerings.”

We encourage you to check out Karma Coffee Company on Facebook and stop in for lunch once their new schedule begins (see hours below). The Alcorns will also continue to serve dinner at the Yellow Dog Lantern Restaurant, located at 218 Elm Street and open from 5 to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

The Alcorns don’t plan to stop with their current businesses; they have ideas for future projects to help the Venango Area move forward.


 

Karma Coffee Company Schedule:


Monday – Friday
: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Lunch served 11 to 2 – beginning 3/19; Coffee & pastries served all hours)

Thursday Evenings: 6 to 9 p.m. (Doors open at 6; Concert from 7 to 9 p.m.; Menu available all hours)

Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Brunch, coffee & pastries served all hours)