Calmes Brothers Reopen Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill Under a New Name

Calmes Pub ribbon cutting

KAUKAUNA, Wis. June 12, 2018 - Brothers Randy and Todd Calmes reopened the former Lazy Dog Sports Bar and Grill under the new name—Calmes’ Pub.

The Calmes brothers, who also own James J. Calmes and Sons, Inc. construction company, designed and built the Lazy Dog Sports Bar back in 2008. “When we heard the Lazy Dog was going to be closing, we decided to take a chance,” co-owner Randy Calmes said. “The ownership transition went smoothly, and we look forward to developing what has been for us a long-desired passion.” To put an updated mark on the space, James J. Calmes & Sons added an outdoor bar and patio to better accommodate guests and provide alternative seating options during the spring, summer and fall months in Northeast Wisconsin. The addition, dedicated to their late father James J. Calmes, features rolling garage doors to host private parties all year long.

Calmes Pub is located at 1441 Arbor Way in Freedom, just a few short miles from the James J. Calmes & Sons headquarters. A Grand Opening Event was held on Saturday, July 14 to celebrate, featuring live music and ribbon cutting. Complimentary pizza, shaved New York Strip and tap beer was served in addition to Happy Hour drink specials.

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Calmes Pub Grand Opening
Calmes Pub outside seating