More families letting restaurants host their Thanksgiving

The Storrowton Tavern served 700 guests last Thanksgiving, and are expecting even more this year.

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Though many families traditionally gather in their homes for Thanksgiving, more and more are choosing restaurants as their holiday venue.

Storrowton Tavern in West Springfield started taking reservations for Thanksgiving in the summer. Now, just a few days before the holiday, they are completely booked. Last year, the tavern served about 700 guests. This holiday, they are expecting 1000 guests.

Donald Calvanese of the Storrowton Tavern said families get to spend more time together this way.

“You don’t have to do the dishes, you don’t have to get up and cook your turkey,” Calvanese explained. “People are enjoying it a lot more. You can tell as people come in they are a lot happier.”


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