Rick Torres, longtime owner of the popular Harborview Market in Black Rock and a former mayoral candidate, announced Monday that he and his family have purchased the landmark Acoustic Cafe on Fairfield Avenue.
“We’re excited to finally announce that the Torres family has purchased The Acoustic here in Bridgeport and will be reopening the venue later in 2021,” says Torres. “Over the last 20 years, the Acoustic birthed, grew and nurtured a thriving music scene here in Black Rock, and we intend to carry that torch well in to the future.
“In addition, we will be bringing nearly 30 years of experience in the food and beverage world along with us, creating a destination in the heart of Black Rock. Renovations have already begun and we are excited to celebrate with you soon!”
Torres’ son John is a talented musician who has played in a number of local bands, most recently the Color Blends.
Local music lovers, such as WPKN’s Steve di Costanzo and former Talking Heads drummer Chris Frantz, a Fairfield resident, hailed the move.
“Fantastic,” Frantz said on Facebook.