The Fenwick Hospitality Group, the farm-focused company that owns Agricola, the Great Road Farm and the future Dinky
Bar & Kitchen, has purchased the Main Street Restaurant Group.
Jim Nawn, the owner of the Fenwick Hospitality Group, is the former owner and operator of 37 Panera Bread franchises in New Jersey.
The Main Street Restaurant Group includes the Main Street
Bistro & Bar in Princeton, the Main Street Café in Kingston, and Main Street Catering in Rocky Hill.
Main Street has been a fixture in the Princeton area community for more than 30 years.
Fenwick Hospitality representatives say as the group expands, the company pledges to create farm-inspired experiences will continue across the variety of dining options, bringing more choices to Princeton diners.
“We recognize Main Street as a brand that served Princeton wonderfully for many years,” said Nawn. “Looking for ways to expand how we serve the Princeton area and utilize our farm and local growers, the Main Street businesses will allow us to broaden our reach and do so.”
Nawn said his company’s farm-centric approach will continue to build upon the base that Main Street’s Sue Simpkins and John Marshall built over three decades.
“The timing and fit with Fenwick is right, and the opportunity is great for Main Street and our dedicated, talented staff,” said Marshall. “Becoming part of Fenwick Hospitality Group will optimize our reputation, venues and accomplishments, benefiting both organizations and setting the groundwork for exciting future offerings.”
Each business under the Main Street umbrella will continue to operate as usual while the Fenwick Group looks at how to apply its farm-focused methods, representatives from Fenwick said.