Cape Cod Times - New owners hope to recapture magic of Paddock restaurant
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HYANNIS — After a brief turn as the Nor’Easter, the former Paddock restaurant at the West End Rotary is about to see its next incarnation this summer.

David Noble and Jen Villa have purchased the Nor’Easter and will reopen the 20 Scudder Ave. restaurant as The West End in June. Noble is the owner of emBargo, a Main Street bar and tapas restaurant; Villa is an artist and owner of The Local Juice, a cold-pressed juice bar on South Street. The restaurant will bring a “curated” dining experience to Hyannis’ west end, Villa said, with a farm-to-table concept inspired by locally sourced ingredients.

Villa said the interior would be designed to accentuate much of the original architecture and 1930s-era vintage details found throughout the building.

“We’re bringing back the heyday of when the Paddock was something people really loved,” she said. “We’re celebrating the luxury and beauty of a simpler time.”

The West End will be open no later than July to catch the audiences coming and going from the Cape Cod Melody Tent, located just steps away on West Main Street. Villa said tying into the concert venue’s summer season would be a must.

“We want to catch that audience and be able to handle both the dinner crowd beforehand and the flood of people catching a drink after the show,” she said.

The sale was handled by Hyannis real estate agent Richard Catania. The listing notes the restaurant has 235 seats, 6,000 square feet and was listed for sale at $350,000, although the final sales price was not disclosed...

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