There’s a new tenant for the former Coach’s Sports Tavern space on Hartford’s Ann Street but a familiar name.
The Tavern Downtown, now located just steps away on Allyn Street, is moving to the larger Coach’s space, city officials told me today.
Furniture was being moved into the space this afternoon.
The Tavern’s owner, Jerry Fornarelli, also owns the Russian Lady and The Rocking Horse, in the same block. He also owns Up or On The Rocks near Union Station.
Fornarelli hopes to open the relocated Tavern Downtown for tomorrow’s St. Patrick’s Day, the officials told me. As of 3 p.m., the Coach’s name was still outside the building.
Read about the closing of Coach’s Sports Tavern here.