I’m not on Nicholas’s Xmas Card list but I do get his emails. I’m sure many of you already knew this but it is news to me.
RESTAURANT NICHOLAS IN NOW
Barrel & Roost
Ever since our intentionally ambiguous Christmas card with the family standing in front of Restaurant Nicholas holding shovels with our hard hats on, we fielded questions about the meaning. If you have asked, then you know we gave you an even more ambiguous answer. Well, the time has come to finally let you in on a decision that Melissa and I have kept a secret. It says it right in our original business plan. Restaurant Nicholas was always intended to be a 20-year restaurant. Of course, 20 years ago when we wrote it, we figured by our age we would be ready to retire. Youthful thoughts indeed!
We’ve been asked many times why we never wanted a 2nd or 3rd restaurant. Why would we want to do that? We loved Restaurant Nicholas, it was everything we ever wanted to do. It was our passion, it was not to be duplicated and we accomplished more then we could ever imagine. We knew that we could not do any better than what we already created. But, 20 years has passed and we are on to the next exciting chapter of our lives.
For the last 18 months, Melissa and I have been developing a new restaurant and concept. Perhaps the strangest thing in "the strangest life I’ve ever known "(you deserve something if you know that lyric) is that we always planned on closing for construction on April 1st. We had nothing to do with this pandemic (so do not blame us!) but we were able to complete building the new restaurant while not being closed a single day for it. Judging by the hundreds of calls we receive each day asking when Restaurant Nicholas will reopen, there is going to be some upset people. We get it, you have been an integral part of our lives too. However, we could not be more excited to open our new place. It’s just time to write some new lyrics.
Please come visit us sometime in August when we open the New Nicholas Barrel & Roost where we will be serving up chef driven comfort food . You can look forward to the same heart and soul poured into our menu and service as well as the same cast of characters, it will just look and feel a whole lot more casual. Check out the menu!
Oh and all of those gift certificates you have… of course, we will honor 100% of them.
Stay tuned for our opening date!
Nicholas & Melissa
(sorry about the lack of neat formatting)