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Rain, Shine, Sleet Or Snow - Olde Hickory Tap Room Is Always Open

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HICKORY, NC - The Olde Hickory Tap Room has been a Union Square staple for 17 years. Even on snow days, the restaurant is open.

“It’s always open,” said Christopher Council. “Christmas Eve it’s open. It’s an institution. It’s always gonna be here and I’m happy for that.”

The force behind opening 365 days a year came from the employees.

“They’re the ones that encouraged us, when we first opened up,” said owner Jason Yates. “So they were like, we’re the new kids so let’s just make it a thing that we don’t close. So, we’ve always just kind of stuck with that.”

Yates said people come through the doors on snow days because of the Tap Room’s location. The police department, city hall and Frye Regional Medical Center are all within a few blocks of Union Square.

Yates said, “The roads have to stay paved to those places. So, it’s just by happen stance, you know where we’re located, the roads are paved coming to our place, and we never lose power because all the power is on the underground grid system here.”


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