ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Ferg’s is preparing for a celebration not like any earlier than.
What it’s essential know
- Ferg’s Sports activities Bar and Grill is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary on November 23, 1992
- Mark Ferguson is a gymnasium trainer who purchased an outdated fuel station to show it right into a sports activities bar
- The delivery of Tampa Bay Lightning and Rays was a sequence of occasions that turned his bar into a giant sports activities lover’s paradise
“This room is the place we began,” stated proprietor Mark ‘Ferg’ Ferguson, pointing to Ferg’s unique constructing. “That is the start line, 75 seats.”
That began precisely 30 years in the past, November 23, 1992. Mark Ferguson is a gymnasium trainer who purchased an outdated fuel station to show it right into a sports activities bar. Ferg says it was a sequence of occasions that turned his bar right into a sports activities lover’s paradise.
“Chilly meals, heat beer,” Ferg stated with fun. “The second yr we had the Tampa Bay Lightning transfer to the Tropics for 3 and a half years and we additionally had a liquor license and people two issues obtained us two, three, 4 years after which baseball was publicized. dad, after which baseball got here.”
From that 75-seat restaurant, Fergs has expanded to greater than 1,200 seats. Requested if the enterprise could possibly be larger than it’s now, Ferg stated: “We will go up if we wish. We will go as much as 20 flooring if we need to.”
Effectively, perhaps we can’t see a Ferg skyscraper any time quickly, however Ferg says one of the best is but to return.
“We aren’t going anyplace. The following 30 years will likely be higher than the primary 30. You bought my phrase on that.