“After 23 wonderful years in business, we have made the difficult decision that it is time for us to move on to other endeavors in our lives.
“As of Monday, Nov. 13, we will be closing The Drafting Room. We would like to thank everyone who has come through our doors and become long time friends and guests. We would like to thank all of our staff throughout the 23 years who have helped make The Drafting Room a wonderful and proud place to work.
“Thank you for all of your support.
“—The Weintraub Family”
Weintraub said he and his brother Howard ran the restaurants together until Howard left about three years ago to pursue other interests.
“It’s been a little different” since then, Andrew Weintraub said. “It’s time to shrink my responsibilities and headaches a little. It takes a lot of effort to run restaurants”
The Brickside will honor Drafting Room gift cards and those with reservations will be accommodated there as well.
Weintraub, 51, of Downingtown, said the restaurant business has changed noticeably since the Drafting Room opened its doors in 1994.
“I think we were the first ones to sell Victory” from a keg, he said of the Downingtown craft brewer that opened around the same time.
Calling the Drafting Room a neighborhood American restaurant serving craft beer, Weintraub said he is taking plenty of good memories with him.
“It felt from day one you knew the people walking through the door,” he said. “They were nice people who interacted well with the staff. It felt like a good neighborhood place.”
One benefit of the competitive restaurant business in the Exton area is that nearly all members of the staff of The Drafting Room have found new jobs, Weintraub said. To contact Business Writer Brian McCullough, call 610-235-2655 or send an email to email@example.com.