Brian Waller, owner of the Beaver Inn, is remodeling a building he purchased at 115 E. Holly St., the former location of House of Orient. He plans to move the bar in by Jan. 1, 2012.
He is leasing the current space for the bar on North State Street and wants to establish a more permanent location for the business.
“I’ve watched other bars not be able to sign new leases,” he said. “I feared the idea the of owning a business and not having the space for it.”
Waller said he hopes the new location will give him a little more foot traffic. But he said he would also be happy if it stayed the same and doesn’t plan to change much about the business.
The new building is nearly the same size as the current location at about 3,000 square feet.
“I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel,” he said. “The system I have works for us and the customers. I’m just trying to make it better for everybody; cleaner, better, but still be the Beaver.”