The Journey Began… 1986

The Tavern on the Mall…  Currently owned by Fran and Janice Waterman has been around for better than 140 years.

It has had numerous names and owners over the years.  Back in the day it went by the name Morrison House, Harrison House and lastly prior to becoming the Tavern on the Mall it was the Upper Hotel.

In 1986 the Tavern was purchased by Fran and Rich Waterman.  It’s opening night was October 31, 1986.

Over the years things have changed.  Fran fell ill in 1993 and Janice stepped in to help keep things going.  Fran eventually was able to return on a limited basis and is still working today.   Rich passed away in November of 2004.  In 2017 Janice fell ill and Marci stepped up to help keep the Tavern afloat.

Times are different now (2018) than they were in the 80’s and 90’s, yet, the Tavern is still a local reprieve from the daily grind.  Come have a bite to eat and a few drinks, meet some old friends or make some new ones.

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