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This Meridian sports bar and grill just closed after 8 years. New concept is planned

Sure, the menu has changed at Pinnacle Sports Grill, but beer has always been on it.
Sure, the menu has changed at Pinnacle Sports Grill, but beer has always been on it. Pinnaclesportsgrill.com photo

Update: This article was updated with information from the owner of Pinnacle Sports Grill.

When I think of Pinnacle Sports Grill at 2902 N. Eagle Road in Meridian, my mouth starts watering.

Back in the day, the finger steaks were pretty dang good. And the wings, if you ordered them extra spicy, were really dang hot.

Sadly, the sports bar and restaurant at Gateway Marketplace has closed.

"We at Pinnacle have had a rough time of it," owner Nicolas Clare confirmed in an email. "Being a sports grill in a sea of sports grills is tough, to say the least. ... People didn't seem to want to travel for good, fresh, made-from-scratch sports grill food."

Pinnacle Sports Grill opened in 2010, but recently changed ownership. It's not the only restaurant in that area to close in the past week. Barrel 55 bar and grill also shuttered.

Clare says he hopes to reopen a new concept this spring — either in that same space or at a new location. It will have made-from-scratch food, he says, "more so than any other place. The meats are smoked for days prior to ever reaching the tables. All I can say at this point is get excited!"

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