Centerfield opened their doors in April of 2011 under the ownership of Dan & Gina Haugen. The building had sat empty for 5 years prior to their opening. The idea started when Dan’s teaching position at the Hutterite colony was eliminated when the colony split. They had some tough decisions to make, try to do something new here or move on? They decided that LaMoure was home and wanted to stay, and even though it was scary and a huge risk. And so began Centerfield Bar & Grill.
Dan & Gina completely gutted the front of the building and opened up the entire space to give it an updated look. They created a menu that appealed to a large variety of people with a focus on families and casual dining.
Centerfield is open 6 days a week for dinner and bar business. They feature nightly specials, made from scratch soups and fresh never frozen burgers and steaks. The Friday night buffets are always popular. They have a separate bar area where they feature local sporting events, nightly happy hours and drink specials. The bar also displays photos of the history of LaMoure baseball. The large banquet room makes them the perfect location for banquets, weddings, meeting and other large gatherings. They provide everything needed in one easy, convenient location and feel that it is their job to make each group event perfect and will do whatever it takes to make that happen. As the holiday season approaches, Centerfield would love to host your company or family parties and gift cards are the perfect and easy gift that everyone wants and enjoys.
Running a small restaurant is hard work and an endeavor that takes passion and perseverance. As owners, they often work 7 days a week with hours that vary from early in the morning until the early morning hours of the next day at times. One of the biggest challenges is how the business fluctuates on a daily basis. It’s hard to be prepared when you just never know how many people will be there each day.
Dan, Gina and their staff are proud to be a part of the LaMoure community. They strive to be good community partners by being involved and volunteering for the chamber, Imagination Library, LaMoure youth baseball, and many of the local fundraising events. They also provide many organizations with the perfect location for their fundraising events and enjoy helping make those events great. Centerfield provide jobs for those who are looking for part time hours to make extra income and often give high school employees their first jobs. We try to be a good partner with our community and we always hope that means our community will support us also.