A tumultuous year on the Williamstown business scene is set to continue, as two longtime Williamstown restaurants are for sale. iBerkshires.com reports that Michael’s Restaurant and Hobson’s Choice are listed for sale:

Michael’s . . . is advertised for sale at a price of $425,000 through the real estate company Alton and Westall. Michael Nikitas, who helps operate the restaurant with his sister and owner Cindy Nikitas, confirmed Thursday that the business is for sale but refused to elaborate….

Hobson’s Choice is also advertised for sale for $495,000 but owner Daniel Campbell said he does not expect to close it. Campbell, who has been running the restaurant for 20 years, is looking for a new business partner after his former one left the establishment. “We’re testing the waters. I’d rather not sell it,” Campbell said.

Both restaurants were Williamstown mainstays when I arrived more than 15 years ago, and have been ever since. According to the restaurant’s website, Michael’s was opened as an A&W Root Beer stand┬áby the original Pappa Charlie’s owners, and has been “Michael’s” since 1984.

But there’s good news on the Williamstown restaurant scene, too. A new upscale eatery, Hops and Vines, is┬ácoming to the former location of Mezze. A formal announcement is expected shortly.

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