Co-owner of Dirty Truth plans new pub in Greenfield
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GREENFIELD — The co-owner of The Dirty Truth restaurant in Northampton plans to open Seymour, which will serve 12 lines of craft beer, various wines, and high-end bourbon and Scotch, on Bank Row in Greenfield.
“We’ll have beer from Germany, England, Belgium, California, and some local brews,” said Nathan Blehar, former co-owner of the Moan and Dove bar in Amherst.
“This is going to be very similar to what I’ve been doing,” said Blehar. He noted that he isn’t sharing all of his plans now because he doesn’t want to spoil the surprise.
The Greenfield Board of License Commissioners issued Blehar a full liquor license. Blehar has also been working with the town’s building and health inspectors, who said he is on track to open.
Blehar said he is in the midst of renovating the space that used to house Raven Used Books, and plans to open the pub between the end of September and the beginning of November.
Blehar said he would like to serve food, but does not have a kitchen, so is hoping to work with other Greenfield restaurants willing to deliver to Bank Row.
“I’d like to put a menu together so that people could call their favorite restaurant for a delivery and have their food delivered to Seymour,” said Blehar. “People like to eat while they drink.”
He said he’d like to serve things like beef jerky, pickled eggs and roasted almonds, which don’t require a kitchen, but he also understands that sometimes people want more than just a snack.
Blehar said Seymour will share the outdoor courtyard to the back of his bar with Greenfield Coffee. He said Northampton Coffee, whose owner also owns Greenfield Coffee and Amherst Coffee, is The Dirty Truth’s neighbor in Northampton, so he knows the owner and believes they will work well together.
Blehar said developer Jordi Herold, who renovated the building where Seymour will be located, as well as two other buildings on Bank Row, was instrumental in bringing him to Greenfield.