Village Tavern: Main Street restaurant closed

The front door of The Village Tavern doesn’t have a closing sign but the owner has announced the business will be sold. It will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Another Main Street business has shuttered its doors — this time perhaps temporarily.

The Village Tavern closed for business earlier this week, but there are plans to reopen the business in the next few months under new ownership.

“Recognizing the strength of the town there is a major restaurant group with locations in Greenwich, Fairfield and Westport ready to move in,” said John Devine of the Economic and Community Development Commission.

Several attempts to reach co-owner Bruno DiFabio went un-responded.

In October, DiFabio plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to file false income tax returns and payroll tax returns in front of U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport Thursday, Oct. 25.

Other closures

The Village Tavern marks the sixth Main Street business to close in the last two months. William Raveis, Purple Frog, Cheers Ridgefield, Johnny Gelato, and Farmers Insurance have all previously announced closures.

The Village Tavern opened on Jan. 23, 2017. In addition to DiFabio, the restaurant was owned by Germano Minin and Joe Chelednik.

The town clerk’s office had not recorded a property transfer for 378 Main Street — the businesses location — as of Monday, Jan. 28.

 

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