The remodeling project is almost done and the wait is almost over, as the new Market Place Tavern in Brookfield is getting set to open.

Back in July, we learned that the 189 Sports Cafe on Federal Rd. was closing, and we also learned from the restaurant's GM, John Conway, that the popular sports cafe would be undergoing a complete renovation before re-opening as The Market Place Tavern. As you can see from the pictures that it won't be long now:

John, who will continue his role as GM of the new Market Place Tavern, first broke the news to us after the 189 Sports Cafe closed.

"Market Place Tavern will be the phoenix rising from the ashes of the 189 Sports Cafe," Conway explained. "The 189 staff has an open invitation to return if they'd like. It'd be great to have familiar faces with the same friendly attitude while we elevate our food game even further and focus on the dinner crowd."

While everything is coming together under the new brand, John will be backed up by some of the other managers who have experience with the Market Place locations around our area, including Litchfield and Danbury. John said, "We'll work together to get things started, then from there, I'll be the face of the place. I'm only going to be as good as the staff I have."

No word yet as to the exact date that the new Market Place Tavern will open, but you can be sure we'll let you know as soon as it's announced.

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