After piloting through the tempest that was the Solid Sound Festival ó including running through 80 pounds of homemade corned beef hash in less than two days ó Meehan was working through another storm of his own making.
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.
Shari Peltier's daughter is a vegetarian and it is difficult when they go out to eat in local establishments.
"Whenever we would go out to dinner the only thing the kid could order was pasta. There was never any options for her," Peltier said.
Many of the dishes on the Berkshire Palate menu can be found on the restaurant's Facebook page. Dishes include the "Pig Wing," a roasted sugar pumpkin dip with crostini and chile-toasted pumpkin seeds and seared salmon with quinoa, kale, and grains.
On Monday, the board gave the OK to a parking lot with spaces for 20 cars that will be located behind the church near the old ballfield and will be accessed by Amidon Road, which is east of the church. Two more parking spaces will be created at the front of the building for handicapped access.
It wasn't that long ago when Kim McArdle and her brother Brant Boyington decided they didn't want to work for other people, they wanted to work for their own family.
The pair started considering opening a business. McArdle spent much of her career in restaurants - that's where she met her husband Tom - and she had also opened a marketing company. She was playing cards with a bookkeeper for Matt Reillys who told McArdle that Helen Reilly was looking to sell the longstanding business on the lak
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 restaurant, located in the former Brewhaha space on Marshall Street, opened for business last Friday. Right now, it's open from 11 to 4 seven days a week and offers n build-your-own salads, beverages and specialty coffees, including a nitro cold-brew, although Emery says it plans to expand in hours and offerings as it goes along.
There is no longer a need for people in Pittsfield to drive down to the city of brotherly love to get Geno's or Pats or Tony Luke's cheesesteaks. Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks are now available right on North Street.
Xavier Jones opened Bigg Daddy's Philly Steak House in Crawford Square on Friday. It is his second location since starting what he envisions will be a local franchise last January.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.