Maple Street Tavern is getting a new name, manager – and look.
Michael Landers, representative for DKORP Enterprises, Inc., which runs Maple Street Tavern, came before the Board of Selectmen to request the changes. The selectmen approved the changes, which include a new manager (Michael Bonelli) and name (Osborn Tavern).
Bonelli said he has “been in and out of the business for 13 years,” including four years as head bartender at Cheesecake Factory, as well as stints at Jimmy’s Allenhurst. Bonelli expects to be at the business more than 60 hours a week initially and then between 55 and 65 hours per week.
There will be a new manager, a new chef and a new back manager to run the kitchen area.
There are no changes to the layout or the number of seats, but the eatery is changing its aesthetics and trying to make it easier to operate, including replacing rubberized carpeting with wood tile. The restaurant is also getting re-painted and the kitchen has been cleaned entirely.
The restaurant has been closed as the eatery has been going through the changes.
Dean Borders, who was the manager and owner of Maple Street Tavern, will remain the owner of DKORP Enterprises, Inc.