Adams Selectmen Hear From Ale House Owner
iBerkshires.com reports Nate Girard and his longtime friend Erik Pizani decided to buy the Saint Stanislaus Kostka Hall in 2012.
The two partners, along with another investor, spent hundreds of thousands of dollars bringing the structure up to code and restoring the bar and kitchen. The Adams Ale House was born. Both of them ran the restaurant, bought houses, had kids, went into real estate together, and celebrated the boom and even the bust times.
Pizani eventually left the restaurant business and left Girard as the sole owner of the building who decided to lease the restaurant space to focus solely on real estate and his young family. The new operators didn't last long in a tough restaurant market and went out of business in December 2018.
The building on East Hoosac Street has sat unused since then.
That has the Board of Selectmen in a bind on whether to revoke the license or not. On Wednesday, the members decided not.
Girard has turned over every rock to lease or sell the building. Even offering some generous concessions in the process to no avail,
There was no action taken and Girard kept his license, for now. He agreed to come back to update the board on his progress.
The next regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6.