NORWALK, Conn. -- The Brewhouse Restaurant in South Norwalk will close its doors for good this Sunday after nearly 20 years in business.
Owners Lou, Bob and Dan Montanari announced the closing this week on the restaurant's Facebook page. The Marshall Street building where the restaurant is housed was built in the 1920s and underwent extensive renovations in the early 1990s, adding a second story, a basement and a clocktower.
The Brewhouse Restaurant, which opened in 1995, was purchased by the Montanaris in 2001 and has been a landmark destination in the SoNo entertainment district.
"For 14 years it has been an honor to serve you, to share in your family gatherings, watch your children grow and share a beer after a long day," the family wrote. "Please stop in over the next week to say goodbye and share one last meal with our Brewhouse Family."
The restaurant has offered an American-style menu for lunch and dinner, as well as Sunday brunches and special events. Its extensive beer list included about 75 beers from all over the world. Among its attractions were large copper kettles that were originally located in a brewery in Germany, as well as a collection of brewing memorabilia from around the world.
But the Montanari family said in its announcement that this may not be the end of the Brewhouse.
"The restaurant may be closing, but the Montanari brothers are not going anywhere, catering will still be available and we are actively looking for our next great opportunity for a storefront location," the brothers wrote. "So please stay in touch! Our Facebook page and Website will remain and be updated regularly!"
The Brewhouse is located at 13 Marshall St. in South Norwalk.
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