The restaurant, which sits in the heart of downtown Woodstock, reopened Thursday under new ownership. The previous owners could not make ends meet and closed the eatery in early March. So, a team of entrepreneurs created a corporation called Stonewall of Woodstock to buy and run the restaurant.
Employees say it's great to have the business back open because of the community atmosphere it brings to town, as well as the jobs for those who were laid off.
"Everyone was really thankful to be back to their job. It was tough on some people, but we kept everyone informed throughout the time that we were closed. We brought back most of the old staff that we had for years and added some new ones," said Andrew Schain of Bentleys.
The new owners will also reopen a restaurant in Quechee called Fire Stones that went out of business. It's being rebranded under the name River Stones. They expect to open that restaurant in May.