SENECA FALLS — Pete Mitchell’s newest Parker’s Grille and Tap House will also be his biggest one yet.
Work on the pub and restaurant at 86 Fall St. is going full bore, and Mitchell hopes it will open in early October.
He purchased the former Hadley’s Hardware building in April and then decided to buy the adjacent building to the west in July. Mitchell then combined the two storefronts into one large store under a single deed.
“The Seneca Falls place will be three-and-a-half times the size of my Geneva Parker’s,” Mitchell said. “It’s also bigger than my other locations in Auburn and Newark.”
The Seneca Falls restaurant will be 5,000 square feet.
Like the others, it will feature a full menu of food from 11 a.m. to midnight, seven days a week.
But the Fall Street restaurant is big enough to offer a 60-seat private meeting or dining room and a lounge area in front.
The Seneca Falls restaurant will be managed by Carol Hendrickson, who currently manages the Auburn Parker’s.
An assistant manager at the Auburn site will take on more responsibility, and Hendrickson will go back and forth between the two.
Mitchell also owns Halsey’s at 106 Seneca St., adjacent to the Parker’s at 100 Seneca St. in Geneva.
“We’re very excited about Parker’s coming. It should bring even more life and activity to our downtown,” said Mayor Diana Smith. “The Geneva and Auburn restaurants are two of my favorite places to go. I look forward to them coming to Seneca Falls.”
She said she hopes it will be open in time for the Seneca Falls Dialogues, which should bring a number of visitors to the village Oct. 8, 9 and 10.