Centerplate Adds Popular John Harvard’s Brew House Concept to Its Restaurant Portfolio

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 29 – Centerplate, one of the largest hospitality firms in North America, announces the completion of its acquisition of John Harvard's Brew House, the Boston-based restaurant group originated in Harvard Square.  John Harvard's has six locations throughout the Northeast: Lake Grove, New York; Providence, Rhode Island (operating as the Union Station Brewery); Framingham, Massachusetts; at the Jiminy Peak Ski Resort in Hancock, Massachusetts; at the Holiday Valley Ski Resort in Ellicottville, New York; and the original and flagship restaurant in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

John Harvard's Brew House features a menu of brewpub classics complemented by our chef's own entrees and its beers have medaled at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Championships.

"I am extremely excited to add the strong John Harvard's brand of restaurants to our suite of hospitality solutions," said Chris Verros, Centerplate's Chief Operating Officer.  "Its positioning and historical success make it a great asset for use in our client venues as well as future free-standing locations."

John Harvard's joins Centerplate's collection of restaurants throughout its portfolio in its various sports, convention and entertainment venues.  In addition, Centerplate owns two other successful restaurant brands, the Limelight restaurant in Denver in association with Chef Kevin Taylor and, through a joint venture, Harry's Tap Room, the restaurant concept boasting a menu of fresh, organic and naturally raised ingredients.

About Centerplate
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 11 Super Bowls, 19 World Series, key events for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration.  Visit the company online at

About John Harvard's Brew House
John Harvard's Brew House features classic pub fare complemented by a selection of house-crafted beers and ales. Flavorful menu items are served in a fun and casual environment. As the name implies, the restaurants takes its beers seriously and has medaled in the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Championships.  Visit John Harvard's at

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