Last week, Pat and Kathi Lee announced that they have sold Horseshoe Grille, a landmark eatery located in North Reading. In a Facebook post via the Horseshoe Grille page, the former owners wrote: “First and foremost, we want to thank all our current and past employees who have helped make the Horseshoe what it is today. You are family to us and we will miss you all more than you know. To our valued customers, thank you for your continued support over the past 95 years. The Horseshoe will still remain as the Horseshoe, including the staff. The new owners are three outstanding gentlemen from Reading.”
The Horseshoe has evolved since its beginnings in 1926 as an apple cider stand. In 1955, the building was purchased by Pat Lee Sr. and his wife, Veronica, who built the “old” Horseshoe Lounge. Years later, Pat Lee Jr. and his wife, Kathi, took over the family business and helped transform it into the “polished casual” restaurant that remains popular today.
Be sure to check out our Generations profile on the history of the Horseshoe Grille, here.