The Board of Selectmen held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the restaurant, the site of the town's former firehouse and ambulance bay, on Thursday. Restaurant co-owner and Chef Xavier Jones thanked his fellow owner Warren Dews Jr. and everyone who helped make the opening possible.
The first time it was shuttered for nearly two years before new owner Bjorn Somlo brougt it back to life in 2019. But a decline in business, exacerbated by the pandemic, means the historic restaurant will close again by the end of April.
It will serve a special St. Patrick's Day lunch and dinner menu with items such as bangers and mash, Irish nachos and corned beef and cabbage. The pub will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday for dining in and takeout.
The couple are attempting to infuse their menu with their experiences from traveling cross county three times. They use a lot of local produce and ingredients when composing the menu. They opened the pop-up eatery at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in February.
While the menu and much of the staff have changed under the new ownership, Bradbury said he wanted to keep most of the restaurant intact. He said he's seen several regulars come back since the reopening.
On Monday, the Licensing Board approved two license transfers and a manager change for Patrick's Pub. John McNinch, the former owner of The Olde Heritage Tavern and proprietor of 101 Restaurant and Bar, is under contract to purchase the popular eatery.
Frankie's Ristorante Italiano in Lenox; Freight Yard Pub and Renee's Diner in North Adams; Truc Orient Express in West Stockbridge, and Crisp in Williamstown were among 80 eateries statewide awarded $400,000 total in grants.
Her goal with Mama's Place was to provide Adams with homemade food and desserts while also keeping it at an economical price. She is active on the eatery's Facebook page, often posting about specials and deals for the restaurant.