McLadden Restaurant Group to open fourth location in Simsbury CT The following is the press release:
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McLadden’s Irish Publick House to open in Simsbury Connecticut
West Hartford, Connecticut -January 10, 2014 – McLadden Restaurant Group announced today that it will be opening a fourth McLadden’s Irish Publick House in Simsbury Connecticut. This is the second location in the State of Connecticut. The original restaurant began in West Hartford Center in 2009. In addition to these Connecticut operations, the group has restaurants in Hampden and Northampton Massachusetts. The group will be bringing its unique brand of casual dining, craft beer experience and pub atmosphere to the Farmington Valley. Renovations and infrastructure improvements have begun at the former Iron Frog Tavern location on Wilcox Street in downtown Simsbury. An expected opening date of February 2014 has been announced.
Michael Ladden, President of McLadden Restaurant Group grew up in Granby and was a long time resident of the Farmington Valley. “Simsbury provides us with an exciting opportunity to take our growing organization once again to the next level,” stated Ladden. “We have had the success and good fortune to continue to grow and bring what I believe to be a unique blending of a traditional Irish pub, a craft beer destination spot and a casual comfort food experience with a bit of sports bar and live music hall all rolled into one truly fun place to be.”
“We are a very community focused restaurant group, Simsbury certainly fits our model and we look forward to sharing our success with our guests and the local residents” stated Ben Ossont, Director of Operations for McLadden Restaurant Group.
McLadden’s Irish Publick House in Simsbury will feature a combination of traditional Irish dishes, casual American comfort food and many of the signature dishes and entrees that have become staples for the group in its other three locations. The Perfect Pour Tap System (TM) which the pub builds its proprietary beer delivery system around is currently being custom designed and fabricated and guests can expect a stunning selection of draught and bottle beers as well as single malt Scotch, wine and spirits.
About McLadden Restaurant Group:
McLadden Restaurant Group, headquartered in West Hartford Connecticut is a privately held restaurant and bar company operating under the McLadden’s Irish Publick House Trade Mark name. It operates as a craft beer destination, traditional Irish restaurant and pub. In addition it is known for live music, a wide range of sporting events, pub quiz trivia, bar bingo and beer dinners.
About Simsbury Connecticut (From the Town Website):
An award winning town, Simsbury is listed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of its' "Dozen Distinctive Destinations." It is also federally designated as a "Preserve America" Community and is ranked by Money Magazine as one of the best 100 towns in which to live. Simsbury was also named as the first "bike friendly town" in CT by the American League of Cyclists.
First settled in the 1670s, Simsbury features a charming downtown filled with historic houses, while our farms and open spaces harken back to our agricultural roots. With hiking trails, a navigable river for non-motorized crafts, a rails-to-trails bike path and free visitor bike rentals, we have lots of outdoor recreation. We boast a terrific outdoor summer concert series, featuring the Hartford Symphony and we're proud to be the home of the biggest tree in CT and a lovely pedestrian "flower bridge."
The population in Simsbury has grown from 5,000 in 1950 to today's population of over 23,000. The town covers an area of approximately 34.5 square miles and is geographically located in Hartford County, approximately 14.5 miles west of the capital city Hartford. While Simsbury has experienced development in the past few decades, the Town government has been sensitive to maintaining the rural environment and historic charm that makes Simsbury the quintessential New England Community.
Media Contact: Michael Ladden, President, McLadden Restaurant Group
29 South Main Street Suite B4,
West Hartford, Connecticut 06107