Ash Creek Saloon has been sold. Located in an old 19th century hat factory, the family restaurant, which opened its doors in 2001 was known for its ribs which in 2009 were voted the best ribs in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine
The buyers of Ash Creek Saloon are Gerry McGwyne and Patrick Brennan of New York. Mr. McGwyne is also the owner of O’Flanagan’s, located at 1215 1st Ave. in Manhattan http://www.oflanagans.com/
According to Steven Matsis, senior managing director of Stamford-based Pyramid Restaurant Group, and Brian Dornan, executive managing director of Pyramid Real Estate Group, both of whom were the exclusive buyer/seller broker reps for the transaction, the purchase price of $250,000 included the assets of the business, and a new 10-year lease plus renewal options.The new owners have nearly completed renovations of the interior space, according to a release from Pyramid Restaurant Group. The changes include a new custom crafted bar, all new kitchen equipment, including a state of the art wood B.B.Q. smoker, enlarged stage for live entertainment, new restrooms, new flooring throughout, and are rebranding the location as Smokehouse Saloon, offering a new menu of classic American and Irish comfort foods and authentic B.B.Q.
The opening of Smokehouse Saloon is anticipated to be mid September.