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Upscale eatery and pub 412 Public House opens downtown

The bar features custom shelving, 12 draught beers, and its own line of signature cocktails. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune)

CULLMAN - Cullman’s newest eatery, 412 Public House, this week quietly opened its doors at 412 Second Ave. SE, near Christ Lutheran Church.  Stephen Gannon and Trey Jordan, along with husband-wife chef/mixologist team Rico and Christine Nishimura, hosted a few private functions early in the week, but welcomed their first regular guests just in time for lunch on Thursday.

Jordan said, “Monday, we had a few hiccups. And then Tuesday went phenomenally, as smooth as we could have asked for it to go--certainly didn’t expect it to go that smooth!  And then Wednesday lunch was relatively reserved . . . Each night has probably provided us an opportunity to learn different paces of how to work, so it was a great way to start, in terms of today.”

“I always have to give all credit, in terms of the inspiration and the idea, back to Trey,” said Gannon, “and I always thought it was a fantastic idea from the outset.  But, most recently, obviously, it’s been a sprint to the starting line, for sure, as far as just getting it all pulled together. And of course, we have fantastic partners with Christine and Rico, who we could not be doing this without.”

Deep and narrow with tables arranged around a massive bar, the eatery has more of the cozy feel of an upscale pub than a formal restaurant.  The team offers a variety of foods, but hopes to be known for its steaks, signature cocktails, and especially for its seafood dishes.

Said Gannon, “I think Chef Rico is just absolutely known for just amazing seafood- his flavors.  I know he keeps those recipes close to his vest.”

Gannon and Jordan also credited a number of local contractors and crafters who built and furnished the building, including architect/designer Frank Fagg, builders Jacob and Debbie Wood from Nearen Construction, Tim Rutherford and sons who built the backbar storage and display, Paul Moss who built the tables and bar top, Mandy Maples who supplied artwork, Amy Wood who did the interior design, Bark-Ley Plumbing and Baird Electric.

412 Public House will be open Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday 10 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will closed on Mondays.

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  • The restaurant’s all-new building was designed by local architect Frank Fagg.
  • Co-Owner Stephen Gannon talks with Mayor Woody Jacobs, who stopped by for lunch.