SOURCE: The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station

May 05, 2008 10:00 ET

The Riverhouse Selected to Manage Events at the Former Joe Black's Restaurant

HARTFORD, CT--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Riverhouse Catering, an upscale gourmet catering event company, has been selected as the exclusive on-site caterer for special events at the former Joe Black's restaurant in downtown Hartford.

The owners of the Society for Savings building at 31 Pratt Street in Hartford, Alkon Pratt Street, LLC, moved quickly to provide catering services for numerous scheduled events after Joe Black's closed last week. Riverhouse Catering was selected from a pool of numerous interested parties. The company is best known for its home base, The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, overlooking the Connecticut River in Haddam. Riverhouse Catering was established to bring the same level of high quality food and service to outside events that the Riverhouse has built its reputation on.

Phil Schonberger, spokesman for Alkon Pratt Street, LLC, said, "This is a beautiful historic building and we have brought in one of the most highly sought after catering companies in the state to manage banquets, special occasions, weddings and other scheduled community events in this building." Schonberger added he is pleased Riverhouse Catering has agreed to serve as the on-site caterer on an interim basis effective immediately to handle previously scheduled events, which include numerous weddings, while the two parties work on a long-term relationship.

Riverhouse Catering will work with brides-to-be and others with events already planned at the historic Society for Savings Building as well as accept new reservations for events. James P. Bucko, the General Manager of The Riverhouse at Goodspeed Station, said, "We are delighted to have been selected to be the on-site caterer for the Society Room in this beautiful building. We are confident our company will be able to create memorable events for all special occasions. We are very interested in establishing a permanent presence in Hartford."

To contact Riverhouse Catering for information on scheduled events or to inquire about scheduling an event, please call 860 345-4100 or contact General Manager Jim Bucko via e-mail at

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    Jim Bucko
    General Manager
    860 345-4100
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