U Pick 6 Tap House under renovation. Pier 6 to open soon

The darkened windows of U Pick 6 Tap House, at 333 State St., look at first glance like cause for concern in a time of lingering COVID-related shutdowns.

A hand-written message board outside the popular pub announces that it is closed for remodeling and will reopen in May.

Although that planned date for reopening has come and gone, co-owner Russell Stachewicz offered strong assurances that the Tap House will be coming back and soon.

The business was closed in April for the installation of a new brick oven, exterior facade work and other improvements, said Stachewicz, who also owns John Russell Brewing Co. and U Pick 6 Harbor House and U Pick 6 Public House in partnership with John Melody.

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U Pick 6 Tap House, located at 33 State St., in Erie, is shown on Tuesday.

The business partners also are working to complete Pier 6 Rooftop Bar & Restaurant at 6 Sassafras Pier. The restaurant is located just south of the Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront Motel on the third floor of a building that will eventually house Bay House Oyster Bar & Restaurant.

Pier 6 is likely to open later this month, Stachewicz said, adding that hiring is underway.

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