Thornes Marketplace in general stands ready to continue to follow state guidelines on mask wearing and social distancing
by: WWLP Digital First
Posted: May 20, 2021 / 10:55 am EDT
Updated: May 20, 2021 / 10:55 a.m. EDT
Three restaurant owners on Thornes Marketplace are: Aaron Thayer, co-owner of Patria, left; Ken Majka, owner of Share Coffee, center; and Nate Sustick, General Manager of Paul & Elizabeth’s. (Courtesy of Thornes Marketplace)
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Two restaurants in the Thornes Marketplace are expected to reopen in June.
Paul and Elizabeth will reopen on June 3rd and Patria will reopen in mid-June, according to a press release sent to 22News from Thornes Marketplace. Share Coffee has returned to regular opening times Monday through Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Paul and Elizabeth’s will reopen in the restaurant on June 3rd. Their opening times are Thursday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Online ordering and roadside collection will continue Monday through Saturday.
Nate Sustick, son of Paul and Elizabeth’s longtime owners, Paul and Elizabeth Sustick, and the restaurant’s general manager, said his store closed for about a month last spring and reopened for take-out only in April: “This pandemic was on survivable with the support of the local community and government funds. It was great. “
“It was a personal convenience for me and the staff to wait until everyone was vaccinated. All will be fully vaccinated by mid-May. I look forward to the next step. It’s been a long road and it’s almost like starting over.
This pandemic was funded with support from the local community and the government. It was great. “
The menu continues to feature classic and locally produced foods such as Berkshore produce and seafood, which will soon feature striped bass, bluefish and scallops when they become available.
Patria is owned by Aaron Thayer and his wife, Abby Fuhrman, opened just before the forced closure of COVID-19 and will go into service in early to mid-June.
A new 6-course tasting menu in the dining room and small snacks are offered at the bar and in the lounge. The cocktail menu has also been revised.
“This well-curated and creative tasting menu shouldn’t leave you feeling overwhelmed in the end.”
Aaron Thayer is a chef with experience in fine dining in Boston and San Francisco and Coco & the Cellar Bar in Easthampton.
Share is a coffee shop that serves coffee, tea, made-to-order breakfast rolls, fresh baked goods, salads and other light meals. The Thornes Marketplace reopened at 8:30 a.m. on May 10, so Share could serve its customers early in the morning.
Ken Majka owns Share Coffee on Thornes Marketplace, Hadley, Amherst and Montague.
“We were affected by the limited construction times. That was definitely impressive and we’re looking forward to opening earlier. “
Ken Majka is currently serving orders for on the go, but is working on rebuilding the tables and standing bar.
The Thornes Marketplace will continue to meet government requirements for mask wearing and indoor social distancing.
“Our door monitors and employees will continue to enforce this requirement. If Massachusetts lifts the inner mask requirement for everyone or just those vaccinated, we plan to eliminate the door monitor location.
The last year has been very, very difficult for all of us. We appreciate the continued support and understanding of our shopkeepers, their staff and our customers as we navigate which we hope will be our final hurdle. “
Thornes Marketing Manager Jody Doele