Nick Yebba, Sr., will open Teresa’s Prime, a “high-end, moderately priced” steakhouse, at the North Reading, Mass., club. Yebba will also add Grill 19, a grill room adjacent to the pool for lighter fare, and is adding $3 million in renovations.
A local restaurant owner in Middleton, Mass., is taking over the restaurant and function facility at Thomson Country Club, the Reading-North Reading Patch reported.
Nick Yebba, Sr., owns Teresa’s Italian Eatery and he looks to incorporate a steakhouse called Teresa’s Prime into the North Reading, Mass., club’s facility, which Yebba said would be a “high end, moderately priced restaurant,” the Reading-North Reading Patch reported.
“It will feel comfortable and plush, but there will be no $10 potatoes,” Yebba said at a Board of Selectmen meeting. The restaurant will be open four or five days a week for dinner. The transfer of the liquor license was unanimously approved at the meeting as well.
Another dining facility, Grill 19, will serve lighter fare in the grill room adjacent to the club’s pool. The function facility will remain for weddings and events, but the ballroom will have a softer tone, Yebba said. The ceilings and walls have been stripped, the floors redone and new chandeliers will be installed, the Reading-North Reading Patch reported.
Yebba’s expenditures on parts of the club came to $2.2 million and he is doing $3 million in renovations. The facility will close at the end of October with a goal of opening again in March or April, depending on the timely completion of septic system repairs, paperwork, design work and renovations, the Reading-North Reading Patch reported.
The club’s pool, driving range and tennis court will remain for members.
“I want this to be special for the community and the people that come into it,” Yebba said.
Yebba added that landscape lighting and a designated smoking area would be added to the facility. Based on the noise concerns of a resident at the meeting, Yebba said he did not feel comfortable with putting a 9 p.m. restriction time on events, but said that he would revisit the idea if residents continued to have noise issues. Yebba also said he would change the time of the 4 a.m. dumpster pick up, the Reading-North Reading Patch reported.
Selectman Bob Mauceri commended Yebba for being so accommodating to the public’s concerns.