WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Tavern on 7 is opening at Waubeeka Golf Links and restaurant manager David Travisano wants everyone to feel welcome in the overhauled restaurant.
"It is about the product that we will be serving. Scratch, fresh cooking with great service," he said. "There is a great ambiance here looking out over the golf course it will be a great dining experience."
Travisano, who used to cook at Taconic Golf Club, plans to completely rebrand the form W Bar & Grill hoping to bring in both club members and the public to the golf course on Route 7.
"We want to make this Williamstown's newest dining destination," he said. "Although we are doing things to add value to our membership, we are also going to operate independent of the golf."
Travisano said the interior was freshened up in preparation of the April opening.
"We refreshed everything," he said. "We added some high tops in front of the windows, brought in a couple more TVs, and put on a fresh coat of paint."
Patrons can also expect a new expanded menu with an emphasis on fresh scratch cooking.
"We have tavern food but there is a little bit of everything," he said. "It is all scratch cooking. We don't work out of a freezer."
Lunch includes various sandwiches, salads and soups as well as tavern classics and, while the dinner menu also has cornerstone tavern eats, people can also order dishes such as eggplant parmigiana, artichoke and goat cheese ravioli, and Tuscan pork chops.
There is also a lounge menu where patrons can simply grab a drink and order a burger, Bavarian pretzels, wings, or various grilled pizzas.
Travisano said they will also serve Sunday brunch and provide a catering service.
"Someone can book a party here in the clubhouse or under the tent or we can bring a full buffet to their house," he said. "Or maybe they just want to add a plate of lasagna to what they are cooking at home."
Travisano said he hopes the restaurant becomes more than just a meeting place for club members and that he is looking forward to summer nights with extended hours on the patio.
"I feel that the patio is a real opportunity on Fridays and Saturdays with the fire pit and live entertainment," he said. "Maybe some acoustic music and other fun summer events ... We would like to be to the point where we could promote events all summer."
The Tavern on 7 is expected to open slowly first for lunch, then next week for dinner, and for brunch on April 28. Call ahead to confirm hours at 413-458-6000.
"It will be a great dinner, a great ambiance with great service," Travisano said. "It will be some of the best food you are going to eat this side of Williamstown."
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Williamstown Select Board Seeks New Proposal on Parking Regulations
By Rebecca DravisiBerkshires Staff
Michele Gietz, who owns Where'd You Get That on Spring Street, objects to changes in parking regulations downtown at Monday's Select Board meeting.
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Select Board hit the brakes Monday on proposed changes to town parking bylaws.
Town Manager Jason Hoch at the Oct. 7 meeting presented a series of changes outlined in a memo from Police Chief Kyle Johnson. Together, Hoch and Johnson took stock of the town's parking rules over the last year after substantial completion of the construction on and around Spring and Latham streets prompted a revision to the spots designated as legal in the town's bylaws.
From that conversation sprung a wider evaluation of the bylaws and proposals that would impact parking throughout the town, from lifting the ban on overnight parking to taking time limits off Park Street. Hoch said at the Oct. 7 meeting that he hoped to give the board time to consider the proposals before approving any changes at its Oct. 21 meeting.
But at that Oct. 21 meeting, all five members of the Select Board said they had heard many concerns from residents about the changes.
"We've heard from a lot of folks," said Chairman Jeffrey Thomas, particularly comments in regards to potentially allowing overnight parking Spring Street lot and changes on Park Street. "These are great. We love to hear from the community."
Three members from the community came out Monday to be heard.
First, the Rev. Nathaniel Anderson, pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church on Park Street, spoke against lifting time limits on Park Street. While churches tend to be "underutilized" buildings outside of Sunday services, St. John's is not.
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