The Back Forty E-mail
by LeAnn Secord

Since Tom Wojciakowski graduated from Western Michigan University in 1998 he has been involved in various aspects of entrepreneurship starting in the Kalamazoo area including the start up of his first dueling piano bar, Monaco Bay.

Splitting off from that establishment, Tom opened Mojo's Dueling Piano Bar in October of 2003 in downtown Grand Rapids. Mojo’s continues to be a successful nightlife destination. Now as a "culmination of several years of creative brainstorming and inspiration", Tom is bringing you The Back Forty Saloon.

The Back Forty Saloon is aiming "to appeal to those individuals who are country at heart, as well as the folks who won't admit to liking it, but can't deny it thanks to so many crossover hits on the charts today," says Tom, "downtown was a natural fit for a country bar. There isn't a location devoted to strictly country music. Country music has a huge following and is very underrepresented in the nightlife atmosphere, especially in Grand Rapids."

This new venue is slated to open in February of 2012 at 48 West Fulton. Featuring live music, deejays, country-styled waitstaff, down home cooking, dance floor and a lively atmosphere, The Back Forty will prove to be another popular downtown destination unlike anything that has yet to be seen.

Tom Wojciakowski is no stranger to the downtown atmosphere and what it takes to be in the "heart of the city." He is a successful entrepreneur dedicated to bringing unique and popular venues to the Grand Rapids' downtown nightlife scene. The Back Forty will continue to carry on this legacy.

To keep up on the progress of The Back Forty Saloon, follow it on Facebook or through the website, www.thebackfortysaloon (note: the website is presently under construction).


Published: November 29, 2011

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