Project Description

Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian

Jim Diaz has been a friend and patron of Eric Scheffer for years. They met back in the day when Eric originally purchased the Savoy Restaurant and assumed a leasehold interest at 641 Merrimon Avenue in 2000 from Alan & Suzie Laibson. Mr. Scheffer operated the Savoy, an upscale Tuscan Italian & seafood restaurant. Savvy Scheffer, in anticipation of the Great Recession’s effect on local diner’s willingness to splurge on fine dining, very coyly re-branded the Savoy in 2009 to re-open as Vinnie’s Neighborhood Italian.

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