Steak and Scotch coming to town

Trumbull native Patrick Fahy, owner of the successful Parker Eatery and Bar in Stratford, has announced plans to open Parker Steaks and Scotch in Trumbull Center.

Fahy said he was excited to be part of the revitalization of Trumbull Center.

The property owners have made amazing renovations to the building we will occupy and have provided me with a tremendous opportunity,” said Fahy. “It is a great feeling to open a business in the town where I grew up, and Trumbull officials have been more than cooperative in helping us with every phase of this project.”

The announcement of the new restaurant on the west side of the Trumbull Center property comes after the center’s owners invested millions of dollars in capital improvements to rehabilitate the center. Fahy said the new restaurant would fit right into the renovated center.

“It will have an upscale but casual feel and will serve quality food, great wine and an endless selection of scotch,”  he said. Fahy plans to open the restaurant in May and that there would be an outdoor patio area in addition to a dining room.

First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst said the recent investments made to Trumbull Center are part of an overall strategy that is attracting new tenants and new interests to Trumbull’s downtown.

“As I meet people throughout our community, time and again I hear them say there is a need for more restaurants in Trumbull,” he said. “The addition of Parker’s Steak and Scotch to Trumbull will be one of three restaurants that will open in Trumbull this spring alone. I am very pleased to have another quality restaurant in Trumbull.”

Herbst said he was happy to see Trumbull natives making business investments in their hometown.

“This commitment by a Trumbull-grown entrepreneur is a validation of the recent renovation work that the Trumbull Center ownership has undertaken,” he said. “Trumbull residents have made their entrepreneurial mark throughout the region. It is a great thing when one of them comes back to Trumbull to make a business investment and I hope we can convince others to do the same.”