PHOTOS: Bricks & Barley event in downtown Shelton boosts autism charity

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Bricks & Barley Tavern in downtown Shelton hosted an event to raise money for the Autism Speaks charity on April 30. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

Above and below, Will Poole, a Bricks & Barley manager, holds a raffle drawing during the Autism Speaks fund-raiser while being assisted by Jess Pozzato, who also works at the bar and restaurant.

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“I want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us,” Poole told the crowd.

The “Light It Up Blue” event featured raffles, prizes, a buffet and other activities. Guests were encouraged to wear bowties.

The buffet offering at the charity event.

The buffet offering at the charity event.

A portion of the proceeds went to the local Autism Speaks chapter, a nonprofit advocacy organization that focuses on research, awareness and outreach activities involving autism.

 

Bar opened in July 2014

Bricks & Barley Tavern opened at 441 Howe Ave. in the summer of 2014, replacing the former Downtown Danny O’s. The refurbished Bricks & Barley offers drinks, food, an outdoor patio and fire pit, wide-screen TVs and other amenities.

“We wanted to bring a little life to downtown Shelton,” said part owner Chris Jones of Shelton, who is an Echo Hose volunteer firefighter and a former city alderman.

Raffle tickets were sold to help the Autism Speaks nonprofit organization.

Raffle tickets were sold to help the Autism Speaks nonprofit organization.

The location dates back to the late 1800s, when it was a drinking establishment that primarily served local factory workers. The wooden bar inside is from 1897.

The marquee sign for Bricks & Barley Tavern on Howe Avenue in downtown Shelton.

The marquee sign for Bricks & Barley Tavern on Howe Avenue in downtown Shelton.

 

 

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