The Fireside at Partridge Berry Inn, 26561 Route 3, Watertown, closed its restaurant last week to become exclusively an event center.
The restaurant, which was open Wednesday through Saturday, had been revived by owners Bruce C. and Lynn M. Strough, who purchased the business in the fall of 2010. But because of rising demand for special events, such as weddings, anniversaries and special parties, the owners decided to shut down the restaurant. Mrs. Strough said feedback from clients requesting more special events spurred the decision.
Many of our patrons are off to summer cottages and vacations, she said in an email. We felt this would be a good time to make the transition.
Mrs. Strough said space previously occupied by the restaurant will be used to accommodate more special events.