Olde Silver Tavern Restaurant to Come Back to Life

The new owners are planning on knocking down the old building and erecting a new one.

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. 

SOG January 25, 2014 at 09:18 AM
@redacted, the "I, me, mine" crowd will never get it. They have no sense of community, they are tribal by nature.
Redacted January 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM
I should have realized that after the Dreyer House travesty. NewsFlash: Manalapan was NOT discovered by Hovnanian in 1965.
Manny February 06, 2014 at 01:28 PM
Glad the location will no longer look like an abandoned eyesore. Good luck to the new owners. I salute you for tearing down and creating a new watering hole for ALL the people of our town to enjoy.
Ish Kabiblell February 13, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Redacted, you forgot Pop Pop Dugan's in Englishtown. My wife and I went there regularly and I always felt bad for the owner and staff. Here was a place with a good beer selection, enjoyable food in a nice atmosphere with friendly staff and patrons. And in an area where people are moving in by the thousands they couldn't attract more business. Yet, Fridays had waiting time for a table. Good going America, you wanted bland corporate conformity coast to coast and you got it. Go to Killington Vermont and see how many chain places serving liquor there are. The answer is maybe one. But I haven't found it. And the local places are wonderful.


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