Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sure Beats 420 Beaverbutt Lane

I'm all excited.

Doesn't take much come March. I've been housebound since November. If the person delivering our mail waves to me I get goose bumps.

But, I am all a-quiver about a new restaurant coming to town this week.

At 420 Main Street, the location of the now closed Perennials Restaurant, a new restaurant has opened. It's name? Are you ready?

I like it, and I bet the owners are thankful the street is not called something more colorful.

The restaurant is billed as a steakhouse and martini bar. Just the right combination for Sturbridge. We have all kinds of places to eat here in town from fine dining to pizza, (Man, do we have pizza. We need more pizza places), but one thing we don't have is a steakhouse! What's more is we don't have a real martini bar, either, until now. If you are bold enough to place steakhouse and martini bar on your sign you had better be damn good at both.

Just saying.

Anyway, you can be sure Mary and I will be trying out their fare very shortly, and I'll share our experience here.

The Grand Opening is March 5th, and you can read more about the restaurant by clicking here.


  1. We really do wish this new restaurant does well, and the name of the place sounds classy and will, I'm sure will attract many customers. There are some of us however who would love a chance to try a restaurant called 420 Beaverbutt Lane. I'm not sure if Town Hall would ever okay it, but there's something about a good old buffet at 420 Beaverbutt Lane that's got my mouth a waterin.'

  2. I guess any restaurant opening here in town is going to get a good line out the door! Despite the rumblings on the street, we aren't a ghost town yet!


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