part owner Ron Marcissuk fought back tears as he raised a glass of champagne in honor of the private grand opening of the new restaurant.
It was December 2010 when with an idea to open a restaurant on the second floor of the .
Legends is owned by Marcissuk, Schroeder, James Milana, Mike Bayoff, and Jason Woolley. Marcissuk sees to the day-to-day operations of the restaurant.
After some , Legends officially opened for business in March.
The restaurant had a soft opening over the last few months to prepare staff for what Marcissuk hopes to be a great deal of business in the great city of Trenton.
"Here at Legends we're trying to support all the people that come here on a regular basis," Marcissuk said. "Those that are playing hockey, figure skating, open skating or even the swimming pool out front."
Guests enjoyed live music, drinks and gourmet food, which was included in the $40 cost for admission to the private soiree, though some tickets were made available to the public.
The entertainment hired for the evening was local band "Reggie Smith and the After Party." The band provided live music for most of the night.
Head Chef Jeff Opalinski said guests were in for delicious menu items, of which he takes partial credit for helping Marcissuk fine tune.
Opalinski spent nearly 15 years at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center before being hired as head chef at Legends.
One thing Opalinski said the restaurant needed above all was good pizza.
"For this place, you need to do good pizza," Opalinski said.
The evening was set to end with that very thought in mind as guests were served Legends' very own stone baked pizzas to close out the event on a high note.
Marcissuk said he is especially proud of the new viewing windows installed on either side of the restaurant area, where patrons can sit and watch the action on the ice while enjoying a meal and a drink.
"You can enjoy the team and enjoy a drink or a dish while you're up here," Marcissuk said. "You can stay warm instead of being down in the cold rink ... We'd like you to come out and visit and take a look at the environment," Marcissuk said.
Legends is open seven days a week. The hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Friday and open to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.