The opening of Millwright's Restaurant is so much more than a grand opening celebration this weekend. The developers and partners of this venture are to be congratulated for renovating and improving a beautiful and historic treasure in Simsbury and providing an economic boost to our community.
When talking to Ron Janeczko of Landworks Development we figured that there were 17 to 20 skilled and talented contractors working on the restoration employing 80 to 100 people. The trades include landscapers, electricians, carpenters, lighting, flooring, site and utility contractors, decorators, pavers, bricklayers, plumbers, cleaners, computer technicians and more.
When Millwright's opens it will employ approximately 35 people and an additional 15 to 20 more employees when the downstairs tavern opens. Chef Tyler Anderson will be buying fresh produce from our local farms, dinner guests will fill hotel rooms, dine at other restaurants, buy gas and incidentals from local merchants and visit our tourist attractions. Millwrights will add to our commercial tax base, support our local non-profits and champion our local farm producers. They will become a part of the fabric of our business community in Simsbury.
Yes, the opening is something to be excited about but Millwright's developers and partners are to be congratulated for their vision and investment in our town.