By Kris Heinze, for the Lincoln Sentinel
Hungry customers in the Beverly area once again have a place to satisfy their appetites. The Substation opened last week in Beverly at 100 E. 3rd St. and is ready to serve customers a full menu with breakfast, lunch, supper and homemade specials.
The red- and gold-tinned corner building has been a service station in the past, as well as a restaurant and bar, but recently sat vacant for several years.
“Chris Behrens was approached about purchasing the building and re-opening with fuel and a service shop, plus a place to go for a home-cooked meal,” Substation manager Sally Behrens said.
Chris Behrens is the owner of CB Trucking & Services, a commercial trucking, salvage, and recycling business based in Beverly.
In addition to a restaurant, where patrons can find sub sandwiches and burgers, eggs and hash browns, coffee, and homemade specials, the Substation will be a convenience store with cold drinks, candy and snacks, general merchandise items, grocery basics, beer, and eventually fuel and shop service too. Sally Behrens said they are working to have fuel available March 1.
The restaurant will not be a drinking establishment and will not have mixed drinks available, but customers can have a beer with their meal or buy 3.2% beer to go. With a full-service restaurant and convenience store open in Beverly again, Sally Behrens said she is “hoping the Substation will benefit all.”
The Substation will be open seven days a week. Hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 785-436-2201 for more information or to place carryout orders.