Two restaurant partnerships have joined to take over Monkton's Manor Tavern. The principals involved include Baltimore businessman Jim Franzoni, An Poitin Stil's William and John Mitcherling, and the team of Patrick Russell and Bill Irvin, who operate Kooper's Tavern, Slainte, Woody's Rum Bar, Celie's Waterfront Inn, and the Chowhound Burger Wagon. The settlement was on Saturday.
Russell and Irvin will be the historic restaurant's day-to-day operators.
"We're tickled to death, Irvin said. He said that he and Russell had been pursuing the landmark restaurant for the past year and a half. The Mitcherlings were pursuing it, too. We decided, "Why don't we we just do this as a team?"