Logansport is now home to a new venue that will host events, dinners and parties — The Fireside.

Fireside Events, 2701 E. Market St., is part of the redevelopment of the former restaurant and lounge, which officially closed last month.

The event center is owned by three siblings who returned to their hometown of Logansport to partner in the owning of the Fireside restaurant and lounge. Two of their spouses were part of the ownership team as well. They are Susan Stephens-Jarrell and her husband, Malcolm Jarrell; Bryon Stephens and his wife, Patricia Rozzi; and Joe Stephens.

According to its owners, the facility will be able to host a variety of events including birthday parties, baby showers, anniversaries, bridal showers, business meetings, reunions, quinceañeras, graduations, rehearsal dinners and weddings.

“We decided to transition to an event venue because this is such a unique space for Logansport,” said Susan Jarrell, one of Fireside’s owners. “This offers citizens a nice, intimate space to hold their private events.”

The owners have a combined 75 years of experience in the restaurant and customer service industry. Patricia, Bryon and Joe own the Boardwalk Face locations in Logansport and Peru. Bryon is president and chief operating officer of Marco’s Pizza, which has franchises across the country.

The Fireside is comprised of nearly 3,000 square feet on the main floor, Jarrell said. An extensive remodel of the interior was undertaken in 2018 — among its central features is an interior wall separating the venue’s dining area from the lounge containing a large glass fireplace.

The venue still sports a family dining area, a lounge and a bar, and can accommodate up to 108 people across all three spaces for an event.

Jarrell added the new business debuted with its first event, a pharmaceutical dinner, on Monday. She said the venue will be able to provide food for events and can work within most budgets, although they don’t have a set pricing schedule.

“We can provide food and work around everyone’s budgets,” said Jarrell. “Every event is different and unique — some people want to bring in their own cupcakes; some people want to just have sandwich platters and some people want to have the whole works.”

Fireside Events has already begun booking up — Jarrell said they have reservations set for three pharmaceutical dinners, a baby shower and a Christmas party.

“It’s never too early to start booking a venue for parties, especially holiday parties,” Jarrell said. “Reservations go early and they go fast.”

According to Jarrell, the event center will also be hosting special pop-up events for the public to attend. They encourage interested individuals to follow their Facebook page for updates.

“We may have a spaghetti night or a steak night — it will vary,” she said. “We may even have a “winter blues” party – we are definitely looking into live music for some of our special events.”

Fireside is planning a “weekend bar bash” this Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20. They will be serving $10 burgers and chips, $10 Italian beef and chips and $14 fish and chips, along with serving all of their craft beers $2 off. The event is by reservation only.

Reservations can be made by contacting Fireside’s Facebook page or by calling 574-516-1694.

Reach Quentin Blount at quentin.blount@pharostribune.com or 574-732-5130.

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