FireBrick now open at Young’s

THE IRON COUNTY Economic Chamber Alliance recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Young’s new FireBrick Bar & Grill at the recreation complex in Iron River. From left are Paul Schuytema, chamber executive director; Bill Casagranda of FA Industrial Services; Bob Thomann, Young’s board of directors; Joyce Ziegler, Young’s advisory team member; Executive Chef Kevin Amelio; Rick Kent, trustee and president of Young’s board of directors; General Manager Jason Rivard; Katie Clark of CoVantage Credit Union; Robert Rafferty, chamber committee member; and Erika Lindwall, chamber director.

IRON RIVER — Young’s new pub-style restaurant, FireBrick Bar & Grill, had its grand opening earlier in June.

This is the first time in almost 10 years Young’s has offered full-service dining, with a new menu created by Executive Chef Kevin Amelio. The opening marks a milestone in Young’s journey to become a destination for both the local community and the larger region.

Over the past several months, Young’s staff, trustees and advisory teams have worked to prepare for the new bar and restaurant.

“Young’s is thrilled to offer this to the community,” said Jason Rivard, Young’s general manager. “It’s been a long time coming, and we can’t wait for everyone to try it out.”

The FireBrick Bar & Grill menu features a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, and entrées. It also offers specialty items during the week, such as Seafood Saturdays and Wednesday Ribs.

FireBrick’s draft beer collection highlights Upper Peninsula brews. The restaurant also will host a variety of events throughout the year, including wine and beer tastings and even a Dinner with the Chef series.

“It was great to see everyone who came to the grand opening and to see all the support for FireBrick,” Amelio said.

An Iron County native, Amelio is Le Cordon Bleu trained and has worked internationally at resorts and restaurants. He also will lead Young’s evening dining establishment, Margaret’s, slated to open next year.

The George Young Recreational Complex is at 159 Young’s Lane in Iron River.

The property was donated to Iron County by George and Margaret Young, who operated the Chicago Fire Brick Company, a manufacturing business owned by Margaret’s father.

An Iron County native, George had met Margaret while both attended college in Chicago, and they spent summers in Iron County. They established a trust so the property would remain for community use.