WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Patrick Hagmaier and his business partner graduated from Purdue last year.
Matt O'Neill ended school decades ago and has been in the restaurant business for nearly 50 years.
Although Hagmaier and O'Neill are at different points in their lives, both are getting ready to open West Lafayette businesses on the same street.
First to open is The Pint.
"We want to do a more relaxed atmosphere," Hagmaier said. "There isn't going to be a lot of loud music. At some point we may add live music. More like a coffee house for beer."
Hagmaier said the craft beer bar should open at its location at State Street and South River Road by the end of September or early October.
It will have 15 taps with constantly rotating beers.
"We have good connections with some of the local breweries and some of the breweries around the state," Hagmaier said. "We will also be featuring a lot of beers from all over with the amount of rotation we're doing it would be impossible to do only Indiana beers."
About a block down from The Pint on South River Road O'Neill is in the beginning stages of getting a new restaurant to West Lafayette.
"I want to have a price point that will invite people in who are not on a big budget, but also have a place that is nice enough that if there are candidates being interviewed for the university or something that they'd be proud to bring them here," O'Neill said.
Although O'Neill is from Dublin, Ireland there is one thing the restaurant will not be.
"It's not going to be an Irish restaurant because there is a fine Irish restaurant across the street," O'Neill said, referring to O'Bryans Nine Irish Pub.
O'Neill already has the established Runcible Spoon restaurant in Bloomington.
While Hagmaier's final touch is getting a liquor license, O'Neill said there is a lot more work to be done at his spot.
He hopes to open in the next three to five months.
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