Village Restaurant reopens with new name, location

MARYSVILLE — The Village Restaurant, a Marysville icon for generations, burned down in February, cutting the region off from a key source of pie.

The Village has reopened under a new name across the street in the former Maxwell’s restaurant. It’s now known as the Village Taphouse &Grill. It is planning a grand opening celebration Saturday.

In one sense it’s the return of a favorite stop for home cooking and homemade pies. The Village dates to 1937 when it was a simple pie shack on Old Highway 99. Its reputation grew over the years, helped along after its attendance at the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle.

Alicia Adamson bought the restaurant in 2010, and her sister, Christina Adamson, moved her Everett bar, the Wild Hare, into the lounge area of the restaurant in 2016.

A two-alarm fire destroyed the restaurant at 3 a.m. Feb. 19. No one was in the building at the time.

The cause of the fire remains undetermined, according to the Marysville Fire Department.

Christina Adamson said the insurance company still was assessing the damage, and they believe the fire might have started because a venting hood was in the wrong position after cleaning. The fire suppression system also failed to activate, she said.

The Adamsons had planned to open temporarily in the former Majestic Restaurant in Everett, but they never signed a lease. There wasn’t much parking available, and they wanted to stay in Marysville.

“It also didn’t have a place for baking pies,” Christina Adamson said.

The owners of the former Maxwell’s meanwhile had been remodeling and hoped to reopen. Instead they agreed to a 10-year lease with the Adamsons with an option to buy.

“We didn’t realize they were remodeling it for us, and they didn’t either,” Adamson said. “It worked out really well.”

The Village and Wild Hare now are merged under one name. Many of the staff laid off since the fire came back to work, she said.

The new location, at 1203 Third St., has 24 beer taps, so they plan to add a new focus on local microbreweries. They also hired a chef to make the dinner menu more upscale, Adamson said.

A ribbon-cutting is planned for Saturday afternoon, Adamson said. The restaurant opens for breakfast at 7 a.m., and live music starts at 9 p.m.

There will be pie.

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