Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer has announced he will open Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant – At the Mountain, in Newry, Maine in the United States. Kramer is partnering with business executive, Les Otten, Former Vice Chairman of the Boston Red Sox. “Les Otten is a legend in skiing, and I couldn’t be more amped to partner up with him in this venture,” said Joey Kramer, Chairman and Founder of Rockin’ & Roastin’. “When I started Rockin’ & Roastin’ in 2012, I always hoped it would lead to opportunities in the restaurant industry and this one is a dream.” Slated to open in December of 2015, the Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant will be housed in the current Phoenix House & Well space and will feature a coffeehouse and dining room with views of Sunday River Mountain. “I’m very much looking forward to this partnership with Joey, and his Rockin’ & Roastin’ team,” said Les Otten. “Since I graduated college, the Bethel and Sunday River areas have been such a huge part of my life and I’m thrilled about this new and exciting project.” The exterior of the building will be re-skinned, and the interior will undergo a total revamp fit for rock royalty. Among the unique memorabilia on display will be Kramer’s drum kit from the recent Aerosmith Global Warming Tour. The kit is a hand painted, glow-in-the-dark ensemble – making it a one-of-a-kind piece of rock history.
Rockin’ & Roastin’ Café & Restaurant will extend its front to the edge of the property, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountains. Kramer and Otten will add a unique built-in bar that boasts unobstructed views of the Sunday River Resort.
Downstairs, there will be a casual café concept where baristas will prepare a variety of coffee drinks using the traditional Rockin’ & Roastin’ brews.