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Meat and Greet
The former Springfield Visitors Center has been transformed into a meeting place for those who enjoy lavish burgers with ‘bling’ toppings and a bar menu that’s as extensive as the build-your-own food menu. The new, 186-seat Luxe Burger Bar, in its second month of business on the Connecticut Riverfront’s Hall of Fame Avenue, recently celebrated a formal ribbon cutting with representatives of Rhode Island-based Chow Fun Restaurant Group, which operates the original Luxe restaurant in Providence. From a top left: partners Richard Bready, CEO, Chow Fun Restaurant Group; Raipher Pellegrino, developer; and John Elkhay, restaurateur and senior food designer. The interior of the redesigned burger restaurant. Taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left, Bready; Kathleen Pellegrino, general contractor; Brian Conners, Springfield deputy director of Economic Development; Pellegrino; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; Elkhay; Orlando Ramos, city councilor; and state Sen. James Welch.
Top two photos courtesy of Atwater Studios