Powerhouse American vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens' (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) joined forces with restaurateur Randy Arehart to re-launch the Tap House on Waterloo Road in Akron, Ohio on October 16 to become a "rockin' sports eatery" named Ripper Owens Tap House. Guests such as Wendy Dio, Simon Wright and Don Jamieson from VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show" were in the house that evening and it was a special event for both Owens and Arehart.
"It was a great night," Owens told TheSuburbanite.com. "It took a lot of blood, sweat, and hard work to get to this point, and we are just thankful to have everyone come out and have a good time."
"The JUDAS PRIEST memorabila and the various items Tim's collected over the years add to the decor of the place and it was totally a team effort," Arehart said.
"Tim's wife helped with the design, we each collected sports items, Ripper used his contacts in the music industry to provide him with some of the guitars and other items on the walls and it creates an atmosphere that you wouldn't find in any other local establishment."
Read the entire report from TheSuburbanite.com.
Ripper Owens Tap House
491 East Waterloo Road
Akron, OH 44319
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