1st Street Lounge, located at 119 W. First St. in O’Fallon’s Downtown District, had its grand opening on March 14, 2020. Two days later it was shut down for two and a half months because of COVID-19.
The Moreland family, owners of 1st Street Lounge, said they are very thankful for the support during a difficult year. The family-owned business had the foresight to put in a garage door. Little did they know at the time how important that door would be in order to keep their business open during the pandemic.
The business has on average 13 employees but is looking to hire more. It has weekly lunch specials and is adding new items to its menu. They owners have received approval to add on to the back of their building and increase the size of their kitchen and prep area. They also hope to add gaming machines in 2022.
Pictured from left to right: Tracy and Tom Moreland, Phillip Moreland and Mel Lewey, and Whitney and T.J. Moreland.