Bar & grill planned for former Perkins Glass & Millwork building

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By Kelli Williams

March 14, 2017

New bar & grill planned for former Perkins Glass & Millwork Co. building

What’s going in where the Perkins Glass and Millwork Co. used to be?

TBL — Onlookers appear to have noticed clean-up efforts around the building formerly known as the Perkins Glass & Millwork Co., located at 612 S. Frank Phillips Blvd., prompting questions about a possible new use for the building.

A check with the City’s Building & Permit Office indicates there are plans to construct a 6,000 square foot bar and grill at the site, and further calls confirmed that Dr. Pat Tinker and Christina Tinker will own and operate Tinker’s Glass House Bar & Grill at that location.

Dr. Tinker said Monday that construction could start shortly after the building permit is issued, and an opening “is anticipated” this Fall. The restaurant will serve a variety of foods, focusing on wood-fired grilled meats, vegetables and breads. “We’re stocking up on pecan wood now,” he said.

In addition to the food, the two-story facility will also feature two full-service bars, an event room that will accommodate up to a hundred people, a board meeting room for up to 15, an elevator and a retail counter for convenient carry-out service.

The building has served Bartlesville businesses well since it was constructed in 1912. Bartlesville Area History Museum records show Capital Hill Meat and Grocery occupied the building until 1919, and various other businesses called the place home until the 1940s, when Adrin Perkins, a local cabinet maker and millworker, relocated his cabinet business from 815 Shawnee to the location in 1943.

An interesting side note: The original address for Perkins Glass & Millwork Co. was actually 612 E. Second Street, due to an interruption of traffic flow on what was then Third Street to make way for the building formerly known as the Washington County Courthouse, which was constructed in 1914. Following oilman Frank Phillips’ death in 1951, the problem was resolved and Third Street was renamed Frank Phillips Boulevard. Perkins Glass & Millwork Co. claimed its rightful (and current) address of 612 E. Frank Phillips Blvd. in 1952.

Holiday + trash day = Wednesday

How does the City decide when trash will be picked up during holiday weeks?

TBL — The make-up day is always Wednesday of the holiday week. No matter what day of the week your normal pick-up day is, put your trash out Tuesday night or before 6 a.m. Wednesday morning THAT WEEK for collection.

Happy trails

I run on the Pathfinder trail around Lee Lake. Can you tell me what distance that is?
TBL — The path/trail distance around Lee Lake, a city-owned lake located on Adams Boulevard east of Silver Lake Road, is 0.7 mile.


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(Editor’s note: This column originally stated that Adrin Perkins moved his cabinet business into the building in 1946. Thanks to a Perkins family member, it has been determined the year was actually 1943. This column and Bartlesville Area History Museum records have been updated to reflect this correction.)