Elkhorn businesses hope to cash in on golf tournament

Posted at 10:11 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-17 23:11:52-04

This week the golf may lure people to Elkhorn, but the businesses hope they stay for the food and entertainment with thousands of fans who are expected to watch the Pinnacle Bank Championship at Indian Creek Gold Club.

On Monday, the pro’s were getting ready to play by playing in a pro-am and practicing at the driving range. Businesses in downtown Elkhorn are excited to have such a huge event right in their backyard.

“This by far will be the biggest event, biggest exposure for downtown Elkhorn for the eight years I have been here,” said Shevy's Bar and Grill owner Jeremy Edelman.

With Old Towne Elkhorn sitting right off 205th, it’s not far from the Indian Creek Golf Club.

“I am classified as a good old fashioned sports bar, we pride ourselves on our staff and our service, and then we have more upscale bar food,” said Edelman.

He said they are ready to serve up cold beer and burgers this week and also plan to have outdoor concerts starting on Thursday.

“We are excited to showcase what we can do  for our community.”

Just down the street is Kimba’s Touch Pottery, owner Kimda Hawks said she hopes to snag a few customers.

“It brings income to us, and if I can get people to sign up that is a plus for me,” she said.

She also added downtown Elkhorn has an Old Market feel that people can get within miles from the golf course.

“A lot of people don't know Old Town Elkhorn exists so it is great to get them into our shops.”

There are several events all week including the Sonic Youth Day on Tuesday, and the tournament begins on Thursday.