Tom's Tavern Building In New Hands
Tom's Tavern was a local favorite, first opening in 1959 and remaining a downtown fixture until it closed in late 2007 shortly after the death of founder Tom Eldridge. Now the family of Eldridge is selling the building to developer Stephen Tebo. Tebo will lease the building's floor space to a tenant who will open a new restaurant, where there may or may not be world famous burgers with mayo, fries and slaw. Tom's Tavern is missed, but look forward to seeing what new dining establishment will grace 1047 Pearl Street. The 2,920 square foot restaurant space is on the ground floor, and above it is 2,500 feet of office space. The building sold for $2.1 million.