A new restaurant called "Gibby's" opened this week in St. Clair at 9A Paul Parks Drive.
The restaurant is owned by three brothers - Tony, Josh and Jeff Geiser, who currently own Cecil Whittaker's in Washington and another establishment in St. Louis. Tony will manage the new restaurant.
The owners said they wanted to open another restaurant locally, but wanted something different from what they already had.
"We've been in this business for so long that we just want to put our own touch on a restaurant," Tony Geiser said, adding that he thinks Gibby's will be a nice addition to St. Clair.
"The town of St. Clair doesn't have a whole lot of variety to eat, so I think it will be a pretty good place for the restaurant," he said.
The restaurant is named after the owners' grandfather, Harry Gilbert Wade, whose nickname was Gibby. Wade passed away in 1994.
The owners put the finishing touches on the restaurant the past few days.
"The building is a really nice place. It's a beautiful store," Geiser said.
Gibby's menu will be similar to Cecil Whittaker's, with a few exceptions. The store will have a large burger menu, including a 1.5-pound burger called "Great Gibby." Customers will be challenged to eat the Great Gibby, and if they do they will get their picture on the wall.
Another focal point of the restaurant will be the jukebox, where customers can pay to download any iTunes song they would like and have it played.
Geiser said Gibby's probably will feature free jukebox nights where the restaurant will pay for the downloaded songs. They also will host barbecue nights and will have pork steaks, pizza, pasta, chicken wings and gyros, among other things.
The restaurant will have a sports bar atmosphere with special nights like Monday night football and others.
Geiser said his goal for the restaurant is to provide good food at affordable prices so individuals can go out and have a nice time. Prices will range from about $6 up to $17 for an extra-large meat lovers pizza.
"We're going to have really good value to our menu," he said.
Geiser said he will hire 30 to 40 people to work at the eatery and will bring a few workers from the restaurant in Washington. Those interested in applying may pick up an application at the Washington Cecil Whittaker's location.
Hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. or midnight on Friday, from 11 a.m. to about midnight on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.