SOUTHINGTON — Tavern 42 is shifting from its West Fundamental Avenue location in Plantvsille and will reopen this summer season.
Proprietor Cheryl Moran didn’t disclose the place the restaurant will relocate however stated Tavern 42 will stay in Southington. Aside from the constructing, the restaurant received’t change.
“It’s going to be Tavern 42, simply in one other location,” Moran stated.
The restaurant is shifting after the lapse of its lease with property proprietor Dean Michanczyk. The lease ended March 31 and Michanczyk filed eviction papers in New Britain Superior Court docket final month.
Moran and Barry DePaolo opened Tavern 42 5 years in the past. The couple additionally personal Anthony Jack’s on Middle Avenue in downtown Southington.
Sunday might be Tavern 42’s final day open to the general public at its present location. Moran stated she’s contemplating some kind of particular to mark the event.
“We’re eager about doing somewhat little bit of a sendoff, but it surely’s not going to be a goodbye, it’s a ‘So long someplace else,’” she stated.
Moran stated she and Michanczyk couldn’t agree on a lease that will permit Tavern 42 to stay.
Michanczyk additionally owns the adjoining Dean’s Range and Spa together with properties throughout West Fundamental Avenue. He opened Hearthstone, a restaurant in the identical 42 W. Fundamental St. house as Tavern 42, greater than a decade in the past within the former Taylor’s Grocery constructing.
Bryan Meccariello, an lawyer representing Michanczyk, stated his shopper wouldn’t be commenting on the matter since there’s litigation pending with Moran and DePaolo.
Meccariello’s eviction filings point out that the restaurant homeowners have been requested to depart the constructing by April 10 and failed to take action.
In a response filed with the court docket earlier this month, Moran and DePaolo’s lawyer Timothy Sullivan wrote that Meccariello’s submitting wasn’t full.
Moran stated she has an settlement with Michanczyk to depart the constructing by the top of the month.
“Leases finish and other people have to maneuver on,” she stated.
Moran and DePaolo didn’t wish to shut completely in order that they discovered one other place.
They haven’t but signed a lease for the brand new restaurant house. There’s building that should happen to make it prepared and Moran wasn’t certain after they’d have the ability to reopen. She’s hopeful that they’ll be serving Tavern 42 prospects within the new location this summer season.
Moran is paying her workers for 2 weeks after the restaurant closes to assist them get by way of till the reopening.
“I’m hoping we’re going to be up and operating quickly within the new location, however we’re involved about our workers too, we don’t wish to depart them hanging,” she stated. “Our workers is incredible. Virtually all people stated ‘We’re coming with you, irrespective of the place you go.’”
Michanczyk has been increasing his Range and Spa enterprise in Plantsville, including each indoor and out of doors showroom house. He additionally renovated different space buildings that he owns, together with 57 W. Fundamental St. the place Lion’s Den Espresso Store opened late final yr.
City and state officers are additionally engaged on a Plantsville downtown facelift and security enchancment that’ll alter roads and reconstruct sidewalks to make the world safer for pedestrians. The pandemic delayed the beginning of that work. The city and state are contributing funds to the venture.
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