Village Taphouse & Grill Manager Christina Adamson and front-of-the-house Manager Jessica Warren are hungry to open the doors at their new location and fully remodeled interior in the rustic log cabin building at 1204 3rd St. in downtown Marysville.

Village Taphouse & Grill to reopen from ashes of winter fire; famous pies still top shelf

MARYSVILLE – After a fire gutted the iconic Village restaurant in February, it is ready to reopen for business June 24 with a new location and new name.

The new Village Taphouse & Grill will celebrate its grand opening that Saturday in the former G.A. Maxwell’s log cabin-style building at 1204 3rd St., directly across from their burned down home.

Manager Christina Adamson is thrilled to reopen with new and familiar Village menu items.

“We’re looking at being an upscale steakhouse with steak and seafood options, and we plan to have a really nice dinner service, something we didn’t do at our previous location,” she said.

The Village’s pies are still front and center, and a new kitchen and baking area with top-of-the-line equipment will ensure that tradition continues. “We were famous for pies at The Village, and we’re going to keep on baking,” she said.

For the transformation inside the restaurant, it’s as if celebrity TV chef Gordon Ramsey’s “Kitchen Nightmares” crew swept through and remodeled the dining areas, bar and kitchen.

Actually, it was the building’s owner, the Cho family. Over the past four years, they completed the full remodel and interior design. They installed all new hardwood floors, hand-crafted booths and other furnishings. Natural lighting brings out the hues in the various types of wood inside.

Adamson said the Cho family intended to open the restaurant themselves. However, in a twist of fate, in the Korean culture, a fire in a business is a sign that you will succeed.

“They took our fire as a good sign that it was meant for us to lease the building when we approached them,” Adamson said. “I feel like there’s a silver lining of having this place for all our staff to work and customers to come back.”

The “Taproot” in their name refers to the 24 beer taps in the bar, and a diverse supply of craft beers and wines produced and grown locally. “We’ re a small business, so we like to work with other small businesses as much as possible,” she said.

The Village will also continue with live music with the Wild Hare Team.

High up in the rafters a second floor has seating for 48 available for meetings, private parties, reunions, birthdays, retirement parties and other occasions.

Adamson said all but one of their 16 staff members will be returning. She appreciates the local businesses that hired them in the interim, and held a couple of fundraises to help the employees after the fire.

She expects more staff will be hired, with an eventual 30 employees. “We’re hoping we’ll be busy right off the bat,” Adamson said.

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