The Panther Pub and Eatery, a Greendale athletics-themed pub and eatery in the Village Center, got the official go-ahead.
The restaurant, planned for the former Associated Bank on Broad Street, will fit about 95 people and will include a 40-person outdoor dining patio. It plans to employ between 40 and 50 employees, with full- and part-time positions.
It cleared its final hurdle on Tuesday, when the Village Board unanimously approved its special-use application.
The Panther Pub will have the same hours of operations restrictions as Joey Gerard’s and Ricardo’s. This means that it can be open as late as 2 a.m.
Owner Mike Drilling said he plans to open next summer.
Drilling wants this restaurant to be a part of the community, and plans to work with Greendale non-profit organizations and athletic clubs on fundraising events.