Mail Pouch Saloon opens


The outdoor patio features a penny bar and swings for seating.


Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

The bar and walls at Mail Pouch Saloon give a nod to Swanton’s past.


Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Mail Pouch Saloon owner Jamie Wietrzykowski, right, shakes hands with Chamber of Commerce President Neil Toeppe at the grand opening celebration Thursday morning.


Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

The ribbon is cut Thursday morning for the grand opening of the Mail Pouch Saloon in Swanton.


Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

The Mail Pouch Saloon opened in Swanton Thursday morning to a crowd waiting to sample their food and drinks. A ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration was held for the restaurant prior to opening.

Mail Pouch Saloon is located at the corner of Airport Highway and Hallett Avenue at the site of the former Shuckers Seafood and Pasta restaurant. After Jamie Wietrzykowski purchased the restraurant from retiring owners, Shuckers closed in early January and the inside of the building underwent a major facelift.

The upgrade is patterned after a saloon motif with photographs from Swanton’s past on the bar and walls and Old West touches throughout. An upgraded outdoor patio will feature a clear bar top holding 18,000 pennies arranged to offer hidden words, and swings replacing stools. The swings are customed designed with photos of Old West legends.

The menu is a hybrid of the former Shuckers and his current Mail Pouch Saloon. Pasta is out, but some of the popular items on the seafood menu, including the clam chowder, will remain. Wietrzykowski will also serve burgers, vegetarian and chicken, steaks, wraps, ribs, and wings.

Wietrzykowski operates another Mail Pouch Saloon in Haskins.

The outdoor patio features a penny bar and swings for seating.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/09/web1_Swings-at-mail-pouch-2.jpgThe outdoor patio features a penny bar and swings for seating. Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

The bar and walls at Mail Pouch Saloon give a nod to Swanton’s past.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/09/web1_Mail-pouch-bar-2.jpgThe bar and walls at Mail Pouch Saloon give a nod to Swanton’s past. Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

Mail Pouch Saloon owner Jamie Wietrzykowski, right, shakes hands with Chamber of Commerce President Neil Toeppe at the grand opening celebration Thursday morning.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/09/web1_Toeppe-Wietrokowski-2.jpgMail Pouch Saloon owner Jamie Wietrzykowski, right, shakes hands with Chamber of Commerce President Neil Toeppe at the grand opening celebration Thursday morning. Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise

The ribbon is cut Thursday morning for the grand opening of the Mail Pouch Saloon in Swanton.
http://www.swantonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2017/09/web1_Mail-Pouch-Ribbon-Cutting-2.jpgThe ribbon is cut Thursday morning for the grand opening of the Mail Pouch Saloon in Swanton. Photos by Drew Stambaugh | Swanton Enterprise