SANATOGA PA – Although the date for its official opening to the public hasn’t yet been announced, managers for the Sunnybrook Ballroom and entertainment complex on Sunnybrook Road said it would hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 4 (2016; Friday) at 5:30 p.m. to formally introduce the re-design of its new restaurant, Gatsby’s.
A list of local politicians and dignitaries, both local and from state government, will be on hand to welcome the restaurant’s arrival, Sunnybrook marketing director Holly Becker reported in a Wednesday (Feb. 17) e-mail. The speakers and Sunnybrook’s invited guests will be among what she promised would be “the first to experience a roaring good time” in the restaurant.
It was slightly more than two weeks ago (Feb. 2) that the choice of the “Gatsby’s” name was unveiled for the 1920s-themed upscale casual dining restaurant. It is intended to reflect the ballroom’s lengthy and rich history as a big-band venue, according to Sunnybrook LLC, the Reading PA-based company hired by the non-profit Sunnybrook Foundation for day-to-day operation of the center.
The restaurant is part of a substantial enlargement and improvement of Sunnybrook’s capabilities to host meetings, conferences and events of varying sizes. The overhaul was valued at about $3 million.
Gatsby’s features a lavish bar, plush lounge, and a specialty flambé and crepe station. Additionally, Sunnybrook’s kitchen has been expanded and outfitted with new equipment, and the new meeting spaces can be configured as a single room for larger events, or divided into two or three separate rooms for smaller groups. New restrooms are being added to the ballroom itself.