It's taken Patrick McPherson pretty much a full year getting his new business, the Manito Tap House, open.
McPherson, who hails from the Tri-Cities, started the process of converting the former Pear Tree Inn at Manito Shopping Center back in fall of 2010. The Pear Tree was shut down as part of the arrival of Ross Dress for Less — which has plans for an opening later this year.
He just opened the Tap House, at 3011 S. Grand Blvd., two Fridays ago. Due to remodeling delays and city code issues, McPherson simply couldn't move the project along as fast as he'd hoped.
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McPherson said the Manito Tap House hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11 to close Friday and Saturday. It's closed on Tuesdays.