The people in charge at Burntwood Tavern are looking forward to becoming an integral part of Brecksville.
“We want to be a part of the community,” said regional managing partner Ian Hopkins.
The restaurant tries to treat customers as guests—they don’t even use the word customer, he said.
That community mentality can get lost in bigger restaurant chains, Hopkins said, but it’s remained important to the Burntwood Tavern as they’ve expanded. The restaurant opened in Solon this summer and announced that it was opening in Brecksville earlier this month.
Residents who are proud of Brecksville’s history will be glad to know the staff of the Burntwood Tavern is excited to build on the “natural beauty” of the old Spanish Tavern building. As of Tuesday, they’re hard at work refurbishing the wood inside, stripping it of paint and other extras, and redoing the bar and the floors. The restaurant likes to keep things “simple,” “elegant” and “timeless,” Hopkins said.
“We’re just trying to bring it back to its former glory” he added.
The restaurant is looking to open in mid November.