Manalapan’s Olde Silver Tavern will be coming back to life, according to a report by the News Transcript. The once popular eatery on Route 522 has been closed and boarded up since 2009 after a fire damaged the building.
The current owners of the establishment, James Lawson and Agostino DiFiglia, are planning on knocking down the old building and constructing a new structure. The building will consist of a restaurant with outdoor seating and a separate bar area, according to the report.
The Manalapan Planning Board approved the final site plans for the Olde Silver Tavern at their Jan. 9 meeting; the owners needed an easement in order install sewer lines. The Western Monmouth Utilities Authority, in turn, approved an application for sewer service. There is no set date on when the business will reopen, as the owners must make other changes as per their site application, according to the report.