Sonoma restaurant in, now out, as part of Hanover Theatre expansion

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Sonoma, the swanky and well-regarded north county eatery, has abandoned plans to open a second location in the building at the corner of Main and Federal streets where Hanover Theatre is in the midst of a $5 million renovation and expansion project.

Plans for the first-floor restaurant at 551 Main St. are now in limbo, according to Troy Siebels, president and CEO of Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, after Sonoma Restaurant of Princeton decided to walk away from the project because it was too expansive of an endeavor.

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The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

“[Sonoma] decided that they’re not looking to move ahead,” Siebels said Tuesday, April 26. “I think it was just a bigger bite than [Sonoma chef/owner Bill Brady] was looking to take.”

“It just didn’t work for me at this time,” said Brady, who has also been a culinary teacher at Worcester Technical High School. “It just didn’t add up for us.”

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