Bruce Born, the general manger of the 331 Bar and Grill near Rochester International Airport, is heading north for a new gig with an old, familiar name.
Born, who has managed 331 since it opened in this form in March 2008, is taking over the U.S. 52 landmark of Tilly’s Bar and Grill in Oronoco as general manager and managing partner with Mark Kuehn.
“I’ve been doing this (working in restaurants) for 27 years,” he says, “This is an opportunity to get in myself as an owner."
He starts his new job on Oct. 26.
Born says he likes Tilly’s location, reputation and its home-cooked food. “It is very much my style,” he says.
Born plans to add some sort of catering services, which the tavern has not had since spring when former co-owner Karen Lowe-Connelly left.
Lowe-Connelly still offers catering and concessions in the region under the business name she still owns, Tilly's Tavern Catering. That business is unrelated to the Oronoco tavern.