Changes Coming to Maple Street Tavern

Aesthetic improvements, a new manager and a new name at Maple Street Tavern.

Maple Street Tavern when it opened in 2012. Photo credit: Patch file photo.
Maple Street Tavern when it opened in 2012. Photo credit: Patch file photo.

Maple Street Tavern is getting a new name, manager – and look.

Michael Landers, representative for DKORP Enterprises, Inc., which runs Maple Street Tavern, came before the Board of Selectmen to request the changes. The selectmen approved the changes, which include a new manager (Michael Bonelli) and name (Osborn Tavern).

Bonelli said he has “been in and out of the business for 13 years,” including four years as head bartender at Cheesecake Factory, as well as stints at Jimmy’s Allenhurst. Bonelli expects to be at the business more than 60 hours a week initially and then between 55 and 65 hours per week.

There will be a new manager, a new chef and a new back manager to run the kitchen area.

There are no changes to the layout or the number of seats, but the eatery is changing its aesthetics and trying to make it easier to operate, including replacing rubberized carpeting with wood tile. The restaurant is also getting re-painted and the kitchen has been cleaned entirely.

The restaurant has been closed as the eatery has been going through the changes.

Dean Borders, who was the manager and owner of Maple Street Tavern, will remain the owner of DKORP Enterprises, Inc. 

Maple Street Tavern opened in 2012.

Janine June 19, 2014 at 12:02 PM
I went to this place a few weeks ago, they were out of about half of the items on the menu, the girls that were dressed in spandex, looked ridiculous, as well as the place needs to be vacuumed and bleached.....will never go back!
MR X June 20, 2014 at 06:27 AM
your right Janine ..... Dean Borders,will remain the owner ROFL he think a new pant and a cleaning will get people in lol I don't think so
townie June 20, 2014 at 07:46 AM
I went there the other day and watched as the female bar tender texted and talked to another employee about a guy who was texting her on her cell phone. She spent most of her time looking at her phone. Employees should not have their phones out while working. They need that big guy from Bar Rescue TV show to come in there and shake things up !


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