For a century The Lantern has been a stalwart landmark in the city's downtown.
Thousands of people have eaten in the restaurant at the corner of Linden and North and it had remained through generations of changes to the city's downtown. But, in 2017, Mark Papas decided it was time to close it.
Williams and the Landers took over after Girard informed the Selectmen in February that he planned to lease the building. They stuck with the Adams Ale House name and held a soft opening in July to test the waters but since then have expanded their menu and offerings.
The Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter will open its doors at its new home on Saturday.
The shelter relocated to Crane Avenue after the city rescinded its contract to house stay dogs and forced them to leave the city-owned building in the Downing Industrial Business Park. For the last six weeks or so, shelter staff has been renovating a former warehouse owned by Dennis Miller into a shelter.