Owners look to expand Clarks Grove bar

Published 10:12 pm Wednesday, December 20, 2017

CLARKS GROVE — It has been two years since Bruce and Jennie Nielsen of Hartland purchased The Pour House in Clarks Grove. Since then, the town and its surrounding communities have shown the Nielsens a lot of support. The support has led the couple to decide to make a larger investment in the town by adding on to the bar this spring.

Bruce Nielsen said the project will almost double the size of the existing restaurant with an expansion on the south side. The deck, which was recently redone, will be moved and reattached when the construction project is complete. The kitchen will also be expanded to make sure it can accommodate serving the additional patrons the facility will be able to hold. The newly installed volleyball courts will remain unaffected.

The addition is about more than seating space. Bruce Nielsen said the intention is for the bar to start offering pool and dart tournaments, hosting live bands and entertainment and to be able to accommodate larger parties for private events.

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He believes the project will take about a month once it gets started.

The Pour House is just one way the Nielsens are involved in the area. The couple also owns and operates the Gopher Stop location in Clarks Grove and Nielsen’s Cenex in Hartland.

Jennie Nielsen is involved with all of the businesses and also stays busy raising the couple’s five children: Noah, 18; Jaxson, 16; and 12-year-old triplets, Faith, Preslie and Hope. In addition to their business dealings, Bruce Nielsen is a member of the Hartland Fire Department and coaches basketball and softball at NRHEG.

More information on the restaurant’s events, as well as daily and weekly specials, can be found on the business’s Facebook page.