Coming This Spring to Wendell, NC

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Local Craft Beer. Smooth Spirits.

We support our local breweries! A selection of rotating North Carolina taps are always available.

We also offer a fully stocked bar with a special focus on fine bourbons and whiskeys.

Good Food

Our menu offers carefully selected handmade dishes.

Selections of shareable appetizers, tacos, flatbreads, and salads.

Our Story

In 1917…

Mallie Griffin and others started a bank called the Farmers and Merchants Bank in the building at 1 N. Main Street.

The bank did fine for a few years; however, when the Great Depression came in 1929, the bank was about to go under. They decided to sell Farmers and Merchants Bank to the Bank of Wendell. Farmers and Merchants Bank lost their name in the merger.

The building was later home to Wendell Savings & Loan. The upper floors were occupied by doctors and a prosperous export tobacco company, E.R. Sykes &. Co. By being in the heart of downtown and one of the first buildings in Wendell, this building had been a center of commerce for the town.

Older people in town still refer to this building as the Savings & Loan building.


In January 2019, Jennifer and Sigurd Westerlund acquired the old Farmers & Merchants bank building.  After peeling back the layers inside and out (literally), they realized that the building had a rich history and would need a lot of TLC.  Sigurd spent over one year working to restore the building’s former glory, with the goal of sharing it’s reclaimed beauty with everyone in the Town of Wendell.  To realize that goal, Sigurd has partnered with experienced restauranteur Dave Schearer (owner of the well-known First Street Tavern in Clayton) to bring an eating and drinking establishment to downtown Wendell.

Wendell’s Gathering place

Live Music

Coffee Bean

Craft Beer

Coffee Bean

Great Food

Coffee Bean

Close Friends


Farmers and Merchants will host the areas top talent in acoustic nights every Friday and Saturday night!

Opening spring 2020!


Sunday: Closed for private events

Monday: 4pm-9pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 4pm-10pm

Friday - Saturday: 12pm-12am




1 North Main Street
Wendell, North Carolina 27591