Georgetown Saloon has new owners

The Georgetown Saloon has been sold to a restaurant investment/management group out of New York and Connecticut, according to Steve Matsis, senior managing director of Stamford-based Pyramid Restaurant Group.
Robert Manere, a partner in the newly formed ownership, is also the owner of Sea Grape; a successful college bar in Fairfield. Manere will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Saloon.
The new owners plan to bring back the “grand old days” of the Georgetown Saloon, dating back to the 70s, when it was known for its live performances of  bands and musicians featuring blues, rock, jazz, open mic nights and occasional visits by nearby resident, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
A new lunch and dinner pub menu, a quality sound system, and renovations to the bar are in the works.
A grand opening is anticipated for July 1.
The Saloon was previously owned by Kris Forland of Wilton but was only open from November 2014 to March 2015.
Before Forland purchased the restaurant it was vacant for two years after Nancy Silverman closed the venue in 2012. Silverman owned the Saloon for seven years.