One long-time Sharon restaurant will soon get a financial boost from the city to help expand operations.

The city recently announced it will be giving Our Gangs Lounge Inc., which has been operating in Sharon for 30 years, a $50,000 grant to upgrade the kitchen equipment and expand its seating capacity.

Specifically, the money will be used to winterproof their patio and provide updates to kitchen equipment and hot water system. 

According to Rossi, by winterproofing the patio, the restaurant will be able to allow private parties while also serving the general public. Without it, the restaurant would need to close the entire store to the public to accommodate the needs of the party.

" updating our kitchen equipment, it will help us handle the additional business," Rossi added. "We want to be part of helping the city grow by bringing in more people."

According to a news release from the city, Our Gang's Lounge Inc. has been owned by Eugene "Pie" Rossi for the past 30 years. 

"Though we are excited about the new businesses coming into Sharon, we also want to make sure we are supporting our current businesses as we keep moving the city's revitalization progress forward," said Bob Fiscus, city manager of Sharon. "With this ARPA grant, we are still focused on choices that will attract more foot traffic to our downtown and a restaurant expansion will help do that."