The Student Prince will soon have new management

Picknelly wants the restaurant open for Octoberfest.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The CEO of Peter Pan Bus lines, Peter Picknelly, told 22News he’s in the final stages of negotiations with a local restaurant team that will manage The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort Dining Room.

Picknelly said he’s working with a design team from Boston who’s going to give them recommendations on how to modernize the menu and decor while maintaining what people love about The Fort.

“The Fort is a great institution we don’t want to wreck what it has,” said Picknelly. “We’re going to modernize it, clean it up, a little bit of renovations but we’re going to keep the same ambiance and feel that the Fort has.”

Picknelly said he’d like to have the restaurant open by October 1st in time for Octoberfest.

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