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Two well-known restaurants to re-open

By G. Michael Dobbs

Managing Editor

SPRINGFIELD Two Springfield institutions set to re-open were approved for liquor licenses on Thursday by the Board of License Commissioners.

The Keg Room, at 87 State St., is re-opening under new ownership. Owners Sarah Williams and Christian Bartlett and manager Christopher Kolodziey told the Board that it would be a family establishment that will have a children's menu.

The new Keg Room will have a dark wood interior and soft lighting. Work has already started on the renovations. The familiar "keg" that adorned the outside of the restaurant will be back in its familiar spot.

The owners said they expect to open in early August.

The Blue Eagle Restaurant at 930-934 Worthington St. is now under the ownership of Hector Ramos and Juan Rodriguez. Although now closed, Attorney Steve Weiner explained the restaurant had been open without a liquor license for a while and would re-open as soon as it receives the license.

Weiner said the plan is to be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

He also said the two owners are aware there is another restaurant with a similar name The Two Eagles on Island Pond Road and might change the name in the future.

The Board also dropped violation charges against the Indian Orchard Car Company at 421 Main St., Indian Orchard, after it was reported the owners have cleaned up their lot of junked cars and car parts to be in compliance with their business' special permit.