PLYMOUTH - Mayor David Merchant and the Central CT Chambers of Commerce honored the owners of The Eagle’s Nest Family Restaurant Thursday for façade improvements, after the building was destroyed and then rebuilt following a 2014 fire.
The restaurant, at 163 Main St., has been a popular eatery for 13 years. It can be easily recognized from the road by the eagle statues which stand near its door.
Owners Alim and Vera Ajdari said they are thankful for the support of the community, God and the mayor for helping them to get back on their feet.
“God helped us and the people of this town helped us to be here,” said Vera Ajdari. “All of this we owe to the people who supported us all of this time. You made it possible for us to be here and inspired us to continue on.”
The fire occurred in 2014 and the restaurant reopened in July of that same year. Longtime customers were quick to return.
“They have done so much work - it’s a nice upgrade for downtown and we wanted to recognize them for what they’ve done,” said Merchant. “It was extensive work for them to rebuild after the fire. The entire exterior and interior are new - the floor, the booths, the walls and the lights.”
Merchant said that The Eagle’s Nest has also hosted many community fundraisers.
“My mother always taught me to give back,” said Vera Ajdari.
Alim also thanked all those that supported The Eagle’s Nest.
“I thank the mayor, I thank our customers in Terryville, the police and fire department and Terryville Rotary,” he said.
Merchant presented the Ajdaris with a certificate of recognition and read a proclamation in which he honored them for taking pride in their community and keeping their restaurant “clean and beautiful.”
Cindy Bombard, president and CEO of the Central CT Chambers of Commerce, also said the restaurant looks beautiful.
“It just goes to show what love and community are all about,” she said.
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