A new co-owner will be taking control of Geeksboro's bar as the company rebrands and expands its operations at its new location on 2618 Lawndale Drive at Kirkwood Commons.
Greensboro native Stephen Maloy will utilize his 12 years of work in the food and beverage industry as he helps co-owner and founder Joe Scott lead the company in a new direction.
A graduate of Northwest Guilford High School, Maloy attended UNCG, where he first met Scott, who was his RA.
“A lot of the events and programming that we do at Geeksboro derrived from the events and programming I hosted while working as an RA,” Scott says. “When I first met Stephen, I thought he was a bit of a troublemaker -- albeit in a good way -- with a strong curiosity for culture, art and ideas.”
During college, Maloy got the opportunity to study abroad, living in Manchester, England for nearly two years, where he worked in a bar and hosted a weekly pub quiz that focused on TV, movies and music.
Upon returning to the United States, Maloy worked at the former Greensboro location of Wolfgang Puck, where he started as server and moved quickly to bartender and keyholder until Wolfgang’s brother, Klaus Puck, promoted him to an Assistant General Manager position at their Charlotte restaurant.
Maloy views his chance to return to his hometown and take Geeksboro -- renamed Geeksboro Battle Pub -- in a new direction as a chance to work on things he is passionate about.
“The retooling and Geeksboro gives me the opportunity to take all that I have learned and combine it with what I love in life -- movies, TV and gaming,” Maloy says. “I’m excited about getting started and working to make the new Geeksboro a fun and inviting restaurant and workplace.”
A fan of David Lynch, “Game of Thrones,” “Rick and Morty,” “The Twilight Zone” and ‘90s-era episodes of “The Simpsons,” Maloy is also a fan of Iced Coffee, craft beer and signature cocktail drinks, which he hopes will delight both the stalwarts and the newcomers of Geeksboro’s ever-growing community of fans.
"I love a peaty Scotch and a smooth Bourbon, but I really want Greensboro to start drinking Mezcal,” Maloy says. “Looking to grind my hunter class on ‘Destiny’ and meet fellow diehards of the ‘Fallout’ and ‘Bioshock’ series as well.
Maloy and Scott are planning a soft opening for Geeksboro Battle Pub on early July, with a Grand Opening date tentatively scheduled for July 20th. Geeksboro is also hiring employees to work both Front of House and Back of House. For more information, email Maloy at email@example.com.
For more information, visit Geeksboro’s website at www.geeksboro.com or www.facebook.com/geeksboro.