It’s been a busy few years for Tim Filer, co-owner of McFiler’s Restaurant in Chehalis. McFiler’s opened in 2019 for business and in 2020 bought the Chehalis Theater and began renovations, which are getting close to completion. Earlier this year Filer took ownership of The Hub in Centralia where he had worked for 14 years as a bartender, and his Mom had worked there as well for 28 years. To say The Hub is close to his heart is an understatement.
Filer and his business partners Eddie and Patrick McNally are committed to staying true to the original spirit of The Chehalis Theater and The Hub, planning to keep both names, but just adding the McFiler’s name to them.
The Chehalis Theater, built in 1923, has seen a lot of improvement in the past 2 years. The green burlap on the walls has been replaced, there is a large back area to enjoy food and a full bar, all with beautiful 1950’s details. The sconces are original to the theater, adding an authentic touch to the decor. They have also added a new professional kitchen, replaced every wire, added a bathroom and more. Filer plans on having a high-class menu to match the vibe of the theater, but will also have days where a more traditional McFiler’s menu will be available.
The Chehalis Theater has already seen a handful of events, including a couple of concerts and a comedy show and is planning more soon. The theater is planning on showing classic Christmas cartoons after the Santa Parade on December 3rd. Follow McFiler’s Chehalis Theater, and McFiler’s Restaurant to stay up to date on the latest. Visit McFiler’s at 543 NW Pacific Ave and McFiler’s Chehalis Theater at 558 N Market Blvd in Chehalis.