As reported early this week, The Tavern at the Colonial Motel will be under new ownership come May. There are also a few other restaurant changes in the Brattleboro area.
Gillies Seafood is closed and the windows are bare. This was a go-to seafood restaurant in West Brattleboro staffed by friendly people, with good food and seemingly big crowds not too long ago. They also featured a fish market next door.
Nearby, Sunny’s Deli (foremrly Ziters) was looking dark at lunch hour, usually a busy part of their day.
New downtown restaurants were doing a bit better. Fish & Chips & More (formerly Sarkis) was doing steady business selling fried fish, french fries, and falafels.
The Tulip Cafe (in the space vacated by Coffee Country) was packed with people, potentially pursuing crepes.
Top of the Hill Grill is open, as is the new bakery on Putney Road and the new pizza place at the Hannaford Plaza.