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KC’s On Main Restaurant Open For Business


Open only for two weeks, KC’s on Main has been already delighting crowds with it’s wings and fresh fish meals.

On Tuesday, the restaurant held an official ribbon cutting showing its newly designed establishment to residents and City officials.

“We are excited to welcome KC’s on Main to our downtown district,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “This location has been a popular spot for eateries in the past due to its central location to downtown residents and workers. The restaurant has been given a fresh makeover and the menu offers a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. We wish them much success!”

Owner Keith Selander previously ran The Tavern on The Trax in Berlin. He said he opened another successful restaurant because he loves to cook.

“I am not formally trained but I like being in the kitchen,” said Selander. “I think that everything I have done before has helped me in the future. We started over and are off to a great start.”

On the first day the restaurant opened, it sold over 1,000 wings.

And even Mayor Stewart said she tried them and liked the lemon pepper wings.

“I saw it on the menu and never saw it before, so I tried it,” she said.

The menu includes a variety of appetizers, sandwiches, wraps, paninis, grinders, fresh seafood, hot dogs, pasta, salads, burgers, breakfast options, and more. The restaurant also offers daily specials, including soups and a variety of sandwiches.

“There is something for everyone. My cousin owns Crab Shack in Hartford so he helped me put together a menu.,” Selander added. “Everyting is fresh. Nothing is frozen. The seafood will be big in the area. We sold out of fish on the first day. It will be huge.”

Lemon pepper shrimp will be coming soon.

“When Keith called me he wanted to go to Slater Rd. and I suggested this space because I knew the owner Jim Calciano had the open space and it was ready go,” said Gerry Amodio, downtown district director. “And Keith was ready to go in a week.”

In that week, Selander changed everything from front to back. Even kitchen equipment were added.

“He is a good young entrepreneur. I followed him when he was in Berlin,” said Tim Stewart, director of the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce. “He has a strong root system here in New Britain. He will do very well because he caters to folks in the adjacent buildings here and there are lots of people here every day. This courthouse and Liberty Square brings 600-7000 people a day to the area. This is the closest and best place to eat.”

KC’s on Main St., is located at 2 Main St. and is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. It seats about 45 people and the outside patio will be open. It is BYOB so you can bring wine or beer.

“I think he will do a great job,” said Bill Carroll, director of economic development. “He has a following already and we wish him the best of luck.”

“I would like to thank Annie and Manny Benitez for everything they did for us,” added Selander. “I want to tell people it is all fresh. We are here. Come on down.”

Orders can be placed ahead of time by calling 860-259-3127. Fax orders to 860-357-3113.