BERLIN — A restaurant well-known to local foodies and beer connoisseurs is coming to town.
Hop Häus, which bills itself as an "upbeat, casual craft eatery that features locally sourced food with craft beer and cocktails from Connecticut’s best brewers and distillers," is set to open its third location in late March, at 9 Steele Blvd.
“I used to work in Berlin for a number of years and spent a lot of time growing up in town,” said Hop Häus owner Mike Miller, a Meriden native. “I spent much of my youth here, so I know it’s a good town and geographical location for the restaurant.”
Dubbed The Steele Center, 9 Steele Blvd., is a mixed-use property adjacent to the Berlin Train Station.
Tony Valenti, of Newport Realty Group, and partner Mark Lovley, of Lovley Development, Inc., are the team behind the Steele Center development.
“Tony Valenti and (Berlin Economic Development Director) Chris Edge approached me about coming to Berlin,” said Miller, who also has Hop Häus restaurants in Plainville and in the Plantsville section of Southington.
“Chris has been stalking me for about four years to come to Berlin with the restaurant,” Miller quipped.
The Berlin Hop Häus will offer both indoor and patio dining, as well as curbside pick-up.
“We were getting ready to launch Steele Center when Chris Edge introduced us to Mike, and it was easy to see that he was the right fit for that spot,” Valenti said. “We are excited to have him in Berlin.”