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The Library to reopen soon in Downtown Houghton

Library Restaurant and Brew Pub in 2015

The following press release was issued by The Library Restaurant:

Opening soon in the familiar location generations of Copper Country residents and visitors have come to know and love is The Library Restaurant. The family-owned business will be open this summer, and the new owners are eager to welcome people in.

“We’ve poured our hearts into this place,” owner Aimee Romps said. “We can’t wait to welcome the community back into this historic building.”

While the iconic building will look the same from the outside, and the general atmosphere will feel familiar to regulars, there will be many noticeable improvements. The most striking is the introduction of Copper Country Brewery. The brewery will feature some of The Library classics like Miners IPA and Shafthouse Dry Stout, while award-winning long-time head brewer Bob Jackson will be introducing an expanded beer selection to customers.

“The new name is in honor of what we went through as a community in 2018 when we proved the concept of Copper Country Strong,” Owner Tom Romps said. “I’ve always respected the work of Bob and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish with Copper Country Brewery.”

The Library will also feature a completely revamped menu with some unique items to the area such as king crab, bacon-wrapped shrimp and blackened chicken pasta. The menu will also revive Library classics like RB2, creamy swiss au gratin soup and the unforgettable burgers Copper Country visitors and residents loved. Leading efforts in the kitchen will be Todd Auger of Racers Burger Bistro fame. 

In addition, the kitchen and serving areas have been revamped quite a bit to improve customer service and serving time. The Library will have several options for vegetarian, gluten free or other folks with unique nutritional needs. 

Open interviews will be held on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to  1 p.m. Anyone interested in a job is invited to stop by. If you’re interested in a job and can’t stop by those days, message The Library on Facebook or email thelibraryhoughton@gmail.com

No open date has been established, but most of the renovations have been completed and a liquor license is in place.

Visit thelibraryhoughton.com or find The Library on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to learn more or signup for e-mail updates as an open date nears. 

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