The Center Stage Lounge at the G&T Grill had a ribbon cutting ceremony July 27 in Marceline.

The new restaurant is downtown Marceline has been open since Marceline alumni weekend serving lunch, dinner and has a full bar.

Members from the Marceline Chamber of Commerce, Marceline citizens and the staff from the Center Stage Lounge at the G&T Grill were all in attendance for a ribbon cutting ceremony July 27. The ribbon cutting commemorated the opening of the restaurant and their induction into the Marceline chamber.

The G&T Grill was open for business officially for Marceline alumni weekend May 12. Since then, the new restaurant has had live music events and increased their staff. The G&T Grill will soon have expanded hours being open from Wednesday to Sunday and start serving brunch on Fridays and Saturdays.

According to Gary Belt owner of the G&T Grill, he is happy to serve Marceline.

“This whole place is for Marceline,” Belt said. “I invite anyone to come to the restaurant, have a good time, with good food and god people.”

Belt and the Marceline chamber conducted surveys over the past few years asking Marceline citizens what types of businesses they needed in town. The overwhelming response was for a restaurant with evening hours.

Marceline Chamber of Commerce President Shelly Herring says the G&T Grill

“I think this is really exciting,” Herring said. “This is another step forward in improving our community and bringing more people to Marceline.”

The G&T Grill will feature a new live performer every month. August, Matt Snook will perform at the restaurant and Jared Turner will perform in September. According to Belt, he will have more expanded hours when Mizzou football starts this fall.

The G&T Grill currently has the main dining room and the Center Stage Lounge. Both areas have seating for many patrons and room to move around. Belt will be expanding the restaurant to have a third dining room available for the wine stroll later this year.

The Center Stage Lounge at the G&T Grill is located at 118 S. Main Street USA in Marceline. Check out their Facebook page for a list of events.