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The Log Cabin Tavern, 31 Second St., Coplay, is getting a new life under a new owner, Matt Hartman.PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMIL The Log Cabin Tavern, 31 Second St., Coplay, is getting a new life under a new owner, Matt Hartman.PRESS PHOTO BY PAUL CMIL

Coplay tavern gets new owner

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL CMIL Special to The Press in Local News

Matt Hartman plunked down a good bit of change to purchase the long-vacant Log Cabin Tavern at 31 Second St., Coplay.

“We have a lot to do, and we need to get permits from Coplay and get more paperwork to the liquor control board for our license. We’re looking at at least a month before we want anyone to take a look inside,” he said.

Hartman grew up in Coplay, on Seventh Street. His brother owns Boxers Bar & Grill in Northampton, so he understands the business.

“We will make it a nice tavern, and we’ll have a few surprises for a tavern this size,” he said.

There has been a rumored name change, but nothing is official.

Under its old configuration, the tavern was classified as a hotel with rooms for rent, although no one knows of anyone who stayed there other than the owner.

Dumpsters are in place, and signs are posted while workmen move in and out.

“I think a month, and we will be ready to show people around,” Hartman reported.