MOUNT VERNON — Success in business can sometimes bring on the need for expanded hours or facilities. Such is the case for the Parkside Restaurant and Tavern at 108 Mount Vernon Ave. where a much-needed expansion was recently completed. More seating space in the tavern, new kitchen storage, becoming the sole food supplier for the bowling alley and the addition of new menu items are among the recent changes at Parkside.
Customer demand and growth are the reasons co-owner and manager Steve McCurdy gave for the recent changes completed.
“Demand was a big part of everything, but we also wanted to grow. We got to the point where we were landlocked and couldn’t get any bigger as far as sales,” he said.
The most obvious expansion customers will see is the addition of more dining tables on the tavern side. This consists of an additional area on the south end of the tavern dining room which opens up through one big doorway. Pocket doors provide privacy for scheduled gatherings. A small doorway at the side leads directly into the kitchen so that kitchen staff won’t have to go through the main tavern dining area to get the private party room. The new dining area contains a large-screen TV which can be used for slide shows or PowerPoint presentations.
“We had a lot of requests for rehearsal dinners and we really didn’t have a private area,” said McCurdy.
As many as 160 people can now be seated in the tavern.
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