John McNinch and his family long-time owners of The Olde Heritage Tavern in Lenox have announced a new endeavor, this time in downtown Pittsfield.

This past March after what was an unprecedented and challenging year for the restaurant industry, the sale of The Heritage was announced by McNinch.

After 21 years at the Heritage we have decided that it is our time to move on. The family we have created here over the last 21 years has far exceeded anything we could have imagined; and while we may not be around every day anymore, we aren’t going anywhere. While we will miss creating new memories with each and every one of you, the plan is for the heritage to stay exactly as it is, all being led by Becky, Brian, Robert, and the rest of the crew. Thank you to you all because it was you who evolved the Heritage into what it is. We wish the new owners continued success! See you all around!          - John, Jackie, Tucker, and Connor


The Heritage reopened in May of this year under new owner Ryan Salame, a 27-year-old Sandisfield, MA native who made little to no changes to the establishment, menu, and staff.

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Yesterday, via a social media post, McNinch and son Tucker announced the formation of the McNinch Restaurant Group (MRG) and their first project, 101. 101 is set to open in the Holiday Inn in downtown Pittsfield, presumably the upstairs restaurant space most recently occupied by Jae's One West for a short period of time.

Here we go again! So happy to announce that Tucker and I will be starting the McNinch Restaurant Group (MRG)! Ever since we sold the Heritage 4 months ago, we have been looking for the best way to create MRG, and can now share that our first restaurant, 101, will be opening soon at the Holiday Inn in Pittsfield. (the old Crowne Plaza) Follow us at the MRG and 101 pages for updates!


At this point, the McNinch's have not publically announced a timeline for the new eatery's opening, but we will update as we know more.

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