Lumber Yard Restaurant closed

  • Cindy and Rolf Nelson, owners of Lumber Yard restaurant in Amherst, recently announced the closing of the restaurant. Gazette Photo/JERREY ROBERTS

For The Recorder
Thursday, July 06, 2017

AMHERST — A restaurant that boasted dishes the owners described as fresh and adventurous and encouraged musicians to come and entertain its patrons has closed after six years.

The Lumber Yard Restaurant, 383 Main St. in the Dickinson Historic District, served its last meals on June 24.

It was opened by residents Rolf and Cindy Nelson in fall 2011. In a Facebook post, the Nelsons, who also have run the seasonal Sconset Cafe on Nantucket for 20 years, called the closing a difficult choice and invited people to come one more time to experience the Brussels sprouts.

“You’ve given us a wonderful six-year run and we can’t find the words to thank you enough for that,” the Nelsons wrote. “The pride and enjoyment we’ve had in being a community space for Amherst and the collegiate communities that surround us is unsurpassed.”