New pub owner joins the neighborhood


The building of the former Main Street Bar and Grill, 781 E. Main St., is now the home of C.J.’s Place Good Time Pub and Eatery,a bar for people to call home, according to new owner Cathy Bowman.

Bowman, a first-time business owner, said the opportunity to open her own business came in the form as a happy accident.

“I used to have a small bar in my game room and I was looking at Craig’s List to find another and I found a for-sale listing for this bar,” Bowman said. “I decided to buy it and my friends said I should name it C.J.’s Place after my name, Cathy Jo.”

Bowman, a Noblesville native, said she has spent 25 years working in the restaurant industry and had always dreamt of the idea of having a business of her own, and the convenient location was the perfect place.

“I love small towns and Westfield has that friendly-neighborhood feel,” Bowman said. “C.J.’s is a neighborhood gathering place with good food, good prices and friendly bartenders. It’s kind of like “Cheers” where everyone knows your name.”

Bowman said weekly events are offered for the restaurant, and she plans to have live music on the restaurant’s patio during the summer. In addition, she wants to use the restaurant to contribute to the community.

“I want to hold fundraisers for our local fire department in the summer,” Bowman said.

By Lindsay Eckert