About Lock 34
Growing up in a large family, Brian Junke learned early on, that most of life's most important lessons are learned around the dinner table. His mother's attention to detail & presentation led to many events at his house throughout his childhood. Through this, Brian was exposed to every imaginable facet of extravagant service and the corresponding values and standards necessary for success.
A lifelong resident of Lockport, Brain attended the Lockport City Schools & later pursued degree at SUNY Buffalo. He felt strongly that his calling was elsewhere, & in 2007 he took on the "Office Manager" position at Rejuvenere Medical Spa, which is owned & operated by Dr. Richard Junke, his father. It was here, he was quickly educated on the levels of empathy and discipline it takes to be a personnel manager.
Brian began working in the restaurant business & has preformed every restaurant job imaginable. From bus boy to bartender to manager, he was able to acquire unique perspectives of all facets of the restaurant business & began to recognize his passion for the management and ownership aspects. He discovered that a successful restaurant involves more than just food & he was determined to do just that.
In mid 2011, he took a risk and decided to follow his dreams of owning a business. Combining his love of local sports teams & the art of becoming a restaurateur, Brian purchased "Taboo" from Mr. David Ulrich, and thus Lock 34 Bar & Grill was born. Countless hours & lessons later, today Lock 34 Bar & Grill is one of Lockport's most successful establishments. His diverse experiences both in & out of the food and drink industries and the many life lessons from the family dinner table, have provided him with the knowledge and opportunities to make Lock 34 Bar & Grill a welcoming success for people of all ages.
Brian looks forward to the future of Lock 34 Bar & Grill and is constantly evolving the establishment itself as well as the menus. He continues to enroll in courses & opportunities to improve his business and his knowledge, as he is committed to the success of his dream.