A famous Hagerstown restaurant will reopen on Thanksgiving with a new name and new owners. The former Welliver’s Smorgasbord has been closed for nine months. The renovated space will reopen as Willie & Red’s. Owners Mike and Penny Wickes tell Richmond’s Palladium-Item they had hoped for a mid-October reopening, but the renovation took longer than expected. Penny Wickes says the menu for Willie & Red’s includes several Welliver’s favorites – including a local favorite, chicken livers. The restaurant’s Facebook page says they will open at noon on Thursday. Willie & Red’s will serve dinner throughout the weekend, with lunch and dinner hours on Sunday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.