By Tim Kowols
The owners of Ellison Bay’s Fireside Restaurant are moving their operations south after closing on Egg Harbor’s Liberty Square Thursday. The property had been owned by Richard and Pam Wegner for over a decade as they operated two restaurants, a bar, and eight interconnected shops on the site. Blake and Lauren Schar have run The Fireside Restaurant since 2015. Owner and General Manager Lauren Schar says the opportunity to take over Liberty Square was too much to pass on for her family’s sake.
Schar says they hope to have their new Fireside Restaurant location up and running in December. Future plans for the property in the spring includes private event space in the former Galileo’s, a new bagel and burger concept in the previous Bistro spot, and different businesses located in the retail shops.
Picture courtesy of Fireside Restaurant