In 2014, when John Crispens asked us to take part in what was to become the restaurant and bar he’d always wanted – people thought he was crazy. Main Street Springfield was essentially void of commercial development, whatsoever. He and we thought – “Naysayers be damned.” This 5,000 square foot building was a gem and we made sure it was going to shine.
Dating back to the 1930s, the building needed complete restoration – so we rolled up our sleeves and got to work. It took three years, an enormous amount of work – not just physical and design. John applied for and received grants, tax credits, and even got the community involved with fundraisers and gatherings. And it all paid off with Crispy’s fantastic grand opening. Read more.