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Owner of Nudel Looks to Reopen The Lantern in Pittsfield

The chef and owner of Nudel, in Lenox, is looking to re-open the Lantern. The Licensing Board gave its approval for Bjorn Somlo to take over the liquor license. The property is being bought by Mill Town Capital, under 449 North Street RE, LLC., and Somlo is hoping to re-open the restaurant

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North Adams Biz Panels OK Church Property Division

The Redevelopment Authority approved the creation of a new lot within the Urban Renewal District that comprises the church's Christian education building on Ashland Street. The Planning Board at its meeting immediately following approved the Form A application that divided the property.

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Adams Ale House Slated to Reopen Under New Management

The Adams Ale House is slated to reopen under new management after months of being closed. Pub owner Nathan Girard on Wednesday told the Board of Selectmen that he plans to lease the building to a group that will run it under the same name.

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Freight Yard Pub Owners Opening 2nd North Adams Restaurant

Sean and Colleen Taylor have run Freight Yard Pub in Western Gateway Heritage State Park for 25 years. They hope to transfer that success to the Trail House by offering familiar, American food but with enough of a difference for the Trail House to stand alone.

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Otto's Expanding Restaurant, Adding Dinner

Every year Luke Marion says there is no way he could fit more people inside Otto's Breakfast and Deli. But every year, the chef and restaurant owner somehow manages to do it. The restaurant's business has been growing at nearly 20 percent every year. And now, he definitely needs more space.

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Old Country Buffet Expected To Be Razed To Make Way For New Restaurant

The plaza owners Brixmor Property Group received the OK from the Conservation Commission to take down the restaurant. The plan is to construct a new, 5,500 square-foot restaurant in its place.

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Lanesborough Selectmen Warn Garden Grill To Keep Closer Eye On Patrons

Police have been routinely responding to fights breaking out outside of the establishment this summer. The Selectmen are now saying they'll step in and curb hours or force the restaurant to pay for an officer to be present if it continues.

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New Asian Fusion Restaurant Opens in Adams

The newly opened Lee's Dynasty wants to bring new flavors to Adams. Manager Xlang Lin Chen and owner Xing Li have made the Berkshires their home and want to share traditional Asian cuisine with those who have welcomed them into the community.

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Hangar of Pittsfield Sets Sights on October Opening Date

After purchasing the former Chameleon's on East Street, Harold Tramazzo had hoped to open Hangar Bar and Grill this summer. And the eyes of many in Pittsfield have been on the building, with people getting excited when the old sign was pulled down, wondering when it would open. Trammazzo said on Wednesday that the building needed more work than he anticipated but the renovations are picking up steam and he now hopes for an October opening.

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New Pan-Asian Restaurant Opens in North Adams

The new Meng's Pan-Asian Restaurant opened quietly on Tuesday in the Berkshire Plaza after two months of renovations in the former China Buffet space.

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Mount Greylock Looks to Buy Former Restaurant for Central Office

The Mount Greylock School Committee on Tuesday discussed acquiring a closed restaurant to be the new home of the district's administration. The committee discussed a plan to use part of a $5 million capital endowment from Williams College to purchase the former Taconic Restaurant at the junction of Routes 2 and 7, across from the A-Frame Bakery.

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North Adams Planners Get Update on Greylock Works

Greylock Works is beginning renovations to its south side and the rest of the massive Weave Shed that runs along State Road. Salvatore Perry, owner and developer, gave the update to the Planning Board as part of some smaller amendments to plans already approved by the board.

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Adams Planners Talk Pot Bylaws, Approve Asian Restaurant

The Planning Board is asking for a joint meeting with the Board of Selectmen and the chief of police to discuss how the town should move forward with a medical marijuana bylaw. The Selectmen have been exploring the issue since last summer, and with the passage of another ballot measure last November that legalizes the drug, want to get something on the books as soon as possible.

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Johnny's Beach Club Sold, Mexican Restaurant Eyed

The former Johnny's Beach Club has been sold and will become a Mexican restaurant. Attorney Jeff Lynch reported to the Licensing Board on Monday that Wahconah Street LLC. has purchased the bar and will turn it into a restaurant. The Secretary of State's Office shows Suzanne Chung, a partner with numerous restaurants including Jae's Bistro, as one of the signatories as well as Oscar Amaya.

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BIGG Daddy's Philly Steak House Open In Adams

Bigg Daddy's Philly Steak House brings a little piece of Philadelphia to Berkshire County with a list of inspired steaks, hoagies, burgers and wings. Philadelphia native Xavier Jones said he wanted to bring something special to the area, something natives may have never really experienced in its true form.

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Ramunto's Pizza & Pub Opens in North Adams

The restaurant under manager Justin Jowett will be open from 11 to 10 Monday through Thursday; 11 to 11 on Friday and Saturday; and 11 to 9 on Sunday. Home delivery is expected to begin after the holidays.

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Bagels Too to Close in Downtown Pittsfield

Bagels Too is closing after nearly 30 years. Owner Susan Gordon said she was unable to secure a new lease and will close in early 2017. Gordon has run the downtown eatery since 1987. But she has been looking to sell the store and retire. She is currently looking for a new downtown location.

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Williamstown's Chopsticks Restaurant Reopens

After a six-week closure to address building code issues, a Main Street Chinese restaurant has been cleared to reopen, Town Hall reported Friday morning.

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Bella Roma Pizzeria Now Open in North Adams

Pizza has returned to the corner of Main and Eagle streets with the opening of Bella Roma on Friday. Bella Roma owner Ilyas Ozdemir said when he saw that Supreme Pizza closed and the location was vacant he could not pass up the opportunity.

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Adams ZBA Backtracks to Approve Asian Cuisine Restaurant

The board had latched onto a problematic clause in the bylaws that allowed it to dismiss a special permit if approving it would lead to "deterioration of properties" because of a saturation of similar commercial activities. But on Tuesday, it unanimously approved the special permit for Xing Li to operate a restaurant at 131 Columbia St. a building away from a similar proposed eatery.

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Mexican Restaurant Planned For Former Baba Louie's Pittsfield Location

A new Mexican restaurant is looking to open in the former Baba Louie's location on Depot street in the next month or so. Jose Luis Verde is looking to open Tito's, a new restaurant of a chain with establishments in Ohio and Tennessee. Verde received approval for the liquor license on Monday and as soon as the Okay is given by the state's Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, the restaurant is ready to open.

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North Adams Pub's New Owner Hopes to 'Enhance Experience'

Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill on Roberts Drive is getting a new owner. But don't expect too much change. "We're really going to focus on the quality of the food coming out of the back," said Matt Moore, currently going through a training process with Mingo's as he learns the business. "It's always been good but I think we can always improve."

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Adams ZBA Avoids 'Oversaturation' of Asian Cuisine

A potential Asian fusion restaurant owner seeking a special permit at Tuesday's Zoning Board of Appeals was upstaged by another potential Asian fusion restaurant owner just two doors away. The first was Xing Li, who had applied to operate a restaurant at 131 Columbia St., the former Berkshire County Stove property.

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New York Style Italian Eatery Opens in Downtown Pittsfield

Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y. Frank "Maurice" Savino loved the small Italian eateries, where the chef knew his name, what he liked, and always had something new on the menu. When he moved to the Berkshire a decade ago, that intimate setting is something he missed. Last month, he opened up his own shop on North Street which provides lunch, dinner, and to-go items all homemade that day and with a personal touch.

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Jae's Asian Bistro Eyes Move to Pittsfield

Jae's Asian Bistro is moving to Pittsfield. Attorney Jeff Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that he expects to have a change in name and manager soon for the former 7 Winter Grille on Winter Street. The building is owned by Susan Chung, who with her husband Jae Chung owner multiple restaurants. The Chungs plan to close the Lenox location of Jae's Asian Bistro and reopen on Winter Street until the name Jae's Grille, according to Lynch.

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