Sliders in West Hartford is Moving to Torrington to Better Serve Sports & Wing Lovers in Litchfield County
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – February 6, 2019 – Sliders Grill & Bar, an award-winning sports bar, widely popular for famous wings, craft beer and live sports, announced today that it will be moving its West Hartford location to downtown Torrington.
“We opened the doors to our West Hartford location in June 2013. The town is great, our customers are loyal, our help is wonderful, and the atmosphere is top notch,” says president and CEO of Sliders, Fred Marcantonio. “The only reason that we are moving is to better serve our fans in the Torrington area. Litchfield County is long overdue and ready for a Sliders of their own!”
To help put things in perspective, Sliders in Berlin is only 6 miles away from Sliders in West Hartford. The owners are confident their West Hartford customers will unite in the Berlin location after the move. With a move to Torrington, Sliders will now be able to better serve a broader audience and expand their very popular brand into the northwest hills region.
The new restaurant will be located at 84 Main Street, the former Backstage Restaurant, next to the Warner Theater, and is 5,900 square feet with a multi-year lease. The building has “amazing bones” and was built in 1803.
Lisa Marcantonio, head of marketing and recruiting for Sliders continues to say, “Although we love everything about West Hartford and will miss this booming community, we are very excited to bring CT’s best wings, beer and sports to people who haven’t been able to experience Sliders before.”
All of the West Hartford staff will be placed in nearby locations. The West Hartford location’s last day of operations was February 3, 2019 and the Torrington location is slated to open in April.
About Sliders Grill & Bar
Sliders Grill & Bar was established in 1993 by Fred Marcantonio with a mission to provide the community of Plainville, CT with its very own hometown sports bar. Sliders’ menu includes an array of starters, burgers, sandwiches, salads and of course their famous chicken wings and local craft beer. It’s a high-energy spot during big games; they were voted one of the Top 5 Sports Bars in the USA by ESPN The Magazine in 2011. Sliders won awards at the National Chicken Wing Festival out of Buffalo, New York in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Overall, they have accumulated hundreds of title awards for categories such as: Best Wings, Best Sports Bar, Best Happy Hour and Best Late Night Dining.