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Plyler’s Buffet And Family Restaurant Likely To Close Doors on Sunday

plylers.jpgBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Plyler’s Buffet and Family Restaurant in Brookville may close its doors for good Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019.

(PHOTO: From Plyler’s Buffet And Family Restaurant Facebook page.)

Plyler’s manager Joe Sawey told exploreJefferson.com that more than likely Sunday will be the restaurant’s last day.

“It’s not etched in stone,” Sawey said. “We’re trying to work something out with prospective new owners, but right now it looks like we’re going to be closing Sunday.”

The restaurant posted to its Facebook page last weekend that the owner recommended using all gift certificates as soon as possible.

Another post the same day explained that the business was in foreclosure.

Plyler’s, located at 234 Allegheny Blvd. in Brookville, bills itself as a relaxed and welcoming restaurant that people can enjoy with friends and family members.

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My dad helped lay some of the bricks inside many years ago.

We didn't like the food under Plylers.   But did like it when it was Gilberts just prior.

Sad to see them close though.  Closure of any business sucks for the entire community, especially for the employees and their families.

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The Plylers Restaurant is in foreclosure and will close Sunday.  There are prospective new owners but apparently no deal is set yet.


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Plyler’s Buffet and Family Restaurant Reopens with New Owners

February 13, 2020 6:30 pm·
Author: Jill McDermott
 

plylers-1.jpgBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Plyler’s Buffet and Family Restaurant in Brookville reopened its doors to the public on Wednesday, February 12.

The new owners – Mike and Abby Kaltenbach – had been working on the purchase of the Brookville landmark since September of 2019, and at one point, there was uncertainty whether the doors would reopen after the restaurant’s closure on January 26.

 

However, the sale was finalized, and on Wednesday, the dining room was full through the lunch hour. Patrons found a familiar atmosphere and a few changes. While the building was closed, they did some major cleaning.

Patrons will also notice a more simplistic dining area.

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During a lull between lunch and dinner, Abby sat down with exploreJeffersonpa.com to share the couple’s vision for the future, as customers stopped by the table to tell her how happy they are to see the restaurant open for business.

“There are some people who come here every day,” Abby said.

Although they had been living in Florida for the past 11 years, the Kaltenbachs have roots in the area. Mike is a graduate of North Clarion High School, and Abby graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School.

The restaurant consists of a bakery, a dining area, a buffet room, a salad bar, and a banquet room in the back that can host meetings and celebrations, such as baby showers and wedding receptions.

Plyler’s regulars will still find their favorite menu items, although there have been some revisions.

“The pizza is not changing,” Abby said, adding that the bakery will remain the same, as well.

“We have the same baker, so the pies will be the same.”

Mike, who plans to be doing a large amount of the cooking, briefly stepped out of the kitchen to explain that they will be working with local suppliers for fresh ingredients.

“I just want to see better quality,” Mike explained.

“Basically, my husband’s main goal was to improve on quality,” Abby added. “He likes to make things from scratch. He doesn’t like to buy a lot of pre-made food.”

Originally, the couple considered eliminating some of Plyler’s offerings, but as they saw how everything worked together, they changed their minds.

By 2:00 p.m., only one pie and a few cream puffs remained in the bakery display case.

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“I want to keep the bakery and the pizza and build on that,” Mike said.

Patrons of Plyler’s can count on seeing familiar faces as most of the staff have stayed to work under the new owners.

As with any new purchase, the new owners will continue to work their way through a list of repairs the restaurant building will need.

“Just before we took over, the heating and air conditioning went out. We have some major repairs and minor repairs. We gave a to-do list, and we just need to work our way through it,” Abby said.

Plyler’s also has a take-out window where customers who call ahead can pick up their orders.

“If you order ahead, you just ring the doorbell, and we bring you your food,” Abby explained.

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The couple envisions adding weekly specials. For example, one day of the week may feature Mexican food on the buffet, while another day may feature Italian. Plans are still in the works.

Mike and Abby have two boys, ages eight and 13. They look forward to being part of the community.

“We’re excited. We moved from Florida and brought our kids here. We look forward to becoming involved with the community, the schools, and school sports,” Abby said.

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The new owner has said

“I just want to see better quality,” Mike explained.

“Basically, my husband’s main goal was to improve on quality,” Abby added. “He likes to make things from scratch. He doesn’t like to buy a lot of pre-made food.”

 

Well hopefully it will be better quality as we ate there a couple times and with the exception of the pies it was not a good place to eat.

I will have to give it another try hopefully it will be better quality food.


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3 hours ago, Gator11 said:

The new owner has said

“I just want to see better quality,” Mike explained.

“Basically, my husband’s main goal was to improve on quality,” Abby added. “He likes to make things from scratch. He doesn’t like to buy a lot of pre-made food.”

 

Well hopefully it will be better quality as we ate there a couple times and with the exception of the pies it was not a good place to eat.

I will have to give it another try hopefully it will be better quality food.

Same experience for us.  

We aren't fans of buffets to begin with.  When we went in we were kinda expecting what we experienced when it was Gilberts(then owned by the Sarveys).   ...just wasn't so.

I'd be willing to give the new owners a fair shot in a few weeks after they work out new practices.

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My cousin & I ate there this morning. It was my first time ever in the place. She told me they used to have really good food their. I told her they just reopened under new management.

I ordered the turkey dinner, she ordered the pot roast dinner. I finished everything off my plate, plus the applesauce & the huge bun!! Their raspberry iced tea is really good, also!! My cousin ate 1/2 of her dinner & said the rest will be for tomorrow.

I then ordered my hubby the pot roast dinner to go. He ate his after he helped get my bags in the house. He said it was very good & was sorry he didn’t save it for lunch tomorrow at work. I told him we are going to go eat there ourselves!!

(the dinner was for leaving him & the dogs by themselves Friday - Sunday while we spent the weekend in Pittsburgh). ☺️

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9 hours ago, Bon said:

My cousin & I ate there this morning. It was my first time ever in the place. She told me they used to have really good food their. I told her they just reopened under new management.

I ordered the turkey dinner, she ordered the pot roast dinner. I finished everything off my plate, plus the applesauce & the huge bun!! Their raspberry iced tea is really good, also!! My cousin ate 1/2 of her dinner & said the rest will be for tomorrow.

I then ordered my hubby the pot roast dinner to go. He ate his after he helped get my bags in the house. He said it was very good & was sorry he didn’t save it for lunch tomorrow at work. I told him we are going to go eat there ourselves!!

(the dinner was for leaving him & the dogs by themselves Friday - Sunday while we spent the weekend in Pittsburgh). ☺️

Thanks for the review. Will definitely check it out. 🙂

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