'Shed to Re-Open This Summer
The Woodshed Tavern, a local bar and grill once popular among college students and alumni, has been sold after spending more than two years for sale.
The new owners, Scott Grants and his business partner Sarah Tracy '11, plan to make extensive changes to the establishment, but will also keep the Woodshed name and cater to college students as well as community residents.
The property had been for sale since owner Diane Broadwell decided to retire and sell the business in 2009. The Woodshed will be updated and remodeled in the coming months, but Grants said they will keep the name, "The Shed," in honor of the nostalgia and history of the establishment.
"We still want to leave it a college bar, but we also wanted to expand the demographic which it had served previously," Grants said. "We're looking to really serve the town with something that they don't have."
Plans call for the new business to be a bit more upscale than its previous incarnation. Among the renovations, the kitchen will be remodeled and the dining space will be expanded. The bar will be moved to make room for the larger dining room. Grants said the goal is to create an environment where anybody could come for the restaurant during the day, and college students could come for the bar and club atmosphere at night.
Grants said he hopes to have the business up and running by Harborfest, which begins July 28.
— Ken Sturtz '12
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