EAST LIVERPOOL - A downtown business icon is now under new day-to-day management and some changes are planned.
The Oasis Cafe is known to have a strong clientele, but brothers Eric Wiley and Jeremy Hinton plan to expand the offerings and attract a younger-skewing generation into the Oasis family.
Terry, Ron and Cheryl are not totally out of the picture, but Jeremy and Eric are now at the helm and took over at the beginning of the year.
Brothers Eric Wiley and Jeremy Hinton are now the managers of the Oasis Cafe at 644 St. Clair Ave. in downtown East Liverpool. (Photo by Michael D. McElwain)
Both run the business, but Eric mainly works behind the bar while Jeremy spends time in the kitchen.
"We listened to our customers and decided to bring wings back to the menu," Jeremy said. "Some of the other ideas are works in progress while we get feedback from our regular customers and the new ones."
Six, basic, flavors of wings will be on the menu with an emphasis on a specific flavor each day.
"We want to have something like beers from around the world on display, and people can check them off as they go along," Eric said about some of his plans.
Both Eric and Jeremy are 1990 Beaver Local High School graduates and have spent the majority of their lives in the East Liverpool area.
Both were active in wrestling and track and cross country. The sports background lends itself to running a sports and entertainment bar.
Eric spent five years in the military before returning home, and Jeremy has been in the restaurant or bar business for years.
"We consider Oasis to be a sports bar and grill," Eric said.
"We'd like to start catering to the younger adult crowd those that want a place to go to relax and unwind or share some time with friends," Jeremy added.
The two hope to bring in other attractions and host special events like car shows, a bike night, pool league tournaments and possibly a cage match.
The energetic duo said the Oasis is just the right spot and has a lot to offer.
From Monday margarita night to Friday classic rock night, Oasis has, or will soon add, something for just about everyone.
"Our main goal is to bring back the atmosphere that people enjoyed," Eric said.
The Oasis Cafe is located at 644 St. Clair Ave. in downtown East Liverpool and can be reached at 330-385-9322. The business is open 11 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. on Sunday. Happy hour is from 3-6 p.m.
The Cheesesteak Connection inside the Oasis Cafe is open 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.