Radio Show #223 – Joe Stevens and the Story Behind the New 1105 Main

Western Mass. restaurateur Joe Stevens continues his fine dining adventures, transforming the venerable Hofbrauhaus into 1105 Main in
West Springfield!

This sparkling new restaurant represents a dynamic change from the previous venue –  and a new journey for Joe!

What’s the thinking behind this rebranding?
What’s it like to move through this kind of transition?
What’s the style, cuisine, and atmosphere of 1105 Main all about?

Listen in!

Email: contact@1105main.net   •  Web: www.1105main.net

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 24, 2019

Longmeadow gas leak.
St. Mary’s High School will stay open for the 2019-2020 school year.
The Hofbrauhaus becomes 1105 Main, with Joe Stevens.
Mass. State Lottery moves some warehouse operations to Worcester.
Ignoring the state’s “Move Over” law could cost you!
166 vehicles towed due to the parking bans in Springfield and Holyoke.
Bright Nights salutes the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Ludlow chooses the name for its new school!
Audiologist speaks at Holyoke Medical Center on tinnitus.
Improvements to the dangerous “Longmeadow Curve” on I-91 are planned.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 1, 2018

New Apple-produced TV series to do a sitcom about Amherst poet Emily Dickinson.
Joe and Liz Stevens return… with big game!
Possible double homicide in Springfield.
Yankee Pedlar building will be lifted and moved!
The Mayor’s putting competition.
Mass. school bus driver charged with touching an elementary school child.
The saga of the Mater Dolorosa Church comes to a happy ending.
Brimfield police pinch a New Hampshire man who made off with a pizza.
Summer job for a Ranger to teach… rangering!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 9, 2018

Mercy Medical Center announces a new staff member.
Ronald McDonald House “Red Shoe Run” brings financial boost!
Greenfield Second Amendment supporters gather.
Two Longmeadow men are awaiting sentencing.
Ford recall!
Campaign underway to find jobs for Western Mass. youth.
Agawam Police Dept scam warning!
Another bear warning from the police.
The end of the Hu Ke Lau and the Hofbrauhaus (with Joe Stevens).

Radio Show # 148 – Joe Stevens, Hofbrauhaus

The Hofbrauhaus, a signature Western Mass. restaurant, has shut down after some 83 years.

Joe Stevens made the decision, and joins us now on Pioneer Valley Radio to tell us why.

As a career restaurateur, he has given us some insight as to why other iconic restaurants in our region have also ended their run.

What’s next for Joe?

Listen in!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jazz Festival returns to Northampton.
Marie McCourt to run for State Rep.
Mass. State Police say, “Clear the snow before you go!”
Ongoing effort to keep St. Mary’s in Westfield open.
Farewell to the Hofbrauhaus.
Victor Bruno squares off against the Springfield Historical Association.
Ford recall- – steering wheels are coming off.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 25, 2016

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  • A Holyoke organization is looking for donation of women’s clothing.
  • Springfield firefighters uncover a pot growing operation
  • Peg Stearns of Hampden’s book on how to lie to 105!
  • Sons Of Erin Colleens, formally introduced
  • Hofbrauhaus February Beer Dinner