The RiverFront to reopen

| February 3, 2015

COSHOCTON – Good music and great food served up in a family atmosphere is what The RiverFront will be all about when it reopens on Thursday, Feb. 5.

The restaurant/entertainment venue located at 51 Pine St. will be run by Brian and Sheryl Owen and Bruce and Julie Uher.

“This is a beautiful facility and it used to be booming years ago,” said Bruce Uher. “When the opportunity came up to run it, it seemed perfect with Brian doing the food and me the entertainment.”

Brian has been owner of Owen Concessions since 1981 and prior to that owned and operated Big O’s Diner in Buckeye Lake and Big O’s Restaurant in Thornville. Bruce has been in the music business for 30 years and owns and operates MultiMedia-Interactive in which he creates marketing materials for major country and rock artists such as Charlie Daniels and Confederate Railroad, and has created marketing materials for Post Cereals, Bath & Body Works and Milk-Bone, among others.

“I thought this was something different to do and a way to bring music to the community,” Brian said.

The RiverFront’s new menu will offer hand cut steaks made to order, prime rib and all you can eat perch specials, as well as smoked entrees such as ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket.

“We’ll also have blooming onions, which I’ve been told no one else in town does,” Brian said.

On certain Fridays they will offer fun “Fair Food Friday” specials, which will consist of popular fair foods like Italian sausages, corn dogs, elephant ears and gyros.

“It will be those foods you can’t get year round,” Brian said.

Appetizers will start around $4.99 and the most expensive item on the menu will most likely be the prime rib at $20.99.

Dinners will be able to savor their food while enjoying a variety of live music. Bruce also is planning special events with Nashville singer/songwriters and an occasional karaoke contest. In summer, the outdoor RiverFront stage will host big concerts from several major performers.

“We don’t have dates nailed down yet but we are expecting to have Confederate Railroad and Little Texas,” Bruce said.

At this time there will not be a cover charge for the inside entertainment, but tickets will be necessary for the outdoor concerts.

“You won’t have to go out of town to see good entertainment,” Bruce said.

Karaoke also will start on Thursday, Feb. 12, continue on Thursday, Feb. 19 and then on the 26th there will be a judged contest. The karaoke nights will all start at 9 p.m. and the winner will receive a recording contract for six songs and a video.

The RiverFront will be open from 11 to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The facility will also be available for weddings, birthday parties, corporate meetings and special events and will offer such amenities as projection screens, a projection system and wireless audio.

For information, visit or You also can call 295-7195 or look The RiverFront up on Facebook.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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