DURHAM — The owners of Joe Pizza in Simsbury bought the former Time Out Taverne Monday.
“It’s official... had the closing on the building today future home of the Horseshoe Taverne,” Joe Pizza posted on Facebook Monday. “Time to get dirty and get to work and get open!!!!!”
Time Out Taverne, 100 New Haven Road, closed abruptly in February for unknown reasons. The owners could not be reached for comment.
Joe Pizza owner Chris Giotsas could not be reached for comment, but the restaurant’s Facebook page said the business is trying for an August or September opening, depending on how renovations go.
After posting on social media about the purchase, the restaurant had almost 80 comments and 275 shares as of Wednesday from community members expressing excitement, concerns and asking questions. Joe Pizza answered some questions on the site.
“We will have a very wide variety of menu items we fresh grind our burgers daily and we make everything from scratch. You will love it I promise,” Joe Pizza replied to someone hoping the menu will include a wide range of selections.