For five long months, the easy-to-spot building on Greenwood Avenue remained closed with no indication as to when they'd re-open. Locals—myself included—went through a bit of a mourning period. I asked others when I could go back for my favorite cider every time I drove past it into downtown, which was virtually every day.
Then, at last, on October 2, Silver Moon announced that their doors were open to the public. The interior changes, as well as the overall theme, were significant.
In addition to a third bathroom, Silver Moon tore out the building's low drop-ceiling and added new wood tables and long
It wasn't just cosmetic changes that have drastically changed how things work inside.
"Because we expanded our kitchen, the city changed our status from what they considered a bar to what they consider a restaurant," said marketing manager Pamela Balmuth. "We definitely have more seating and have brought on three times the staff we used to have. This means we have table service at all times, rather than moving to bar service during concerts."
All of the renovations have led to a significant increase in occupancy, taking the numbers up from 119 to 178 people, and they're not done building yet. Though no target date has been set, Silver Moon's next step is to provide an outside patio space for even more brewery goers to enjoy, Balmuth said.
"The goal was to bring the building into 2017 and make it more functional
Even with the added fixtures,