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2019 Power 50: Alec Lopez & Sherri Sadowski

Sherri Sadowski, co-owner of Armsby Abbey
Alec Lopez, co-owner of Armsby Abbey
Lopez and Sadowski Owners; Armsby Abbey, The Dive Bar, Cónico, Worcester & Hudson Residence: Worcester Colleges: Lopez: Worcester State College; Sadowski: Bryant College
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Some of the best beer in the world is found in Worcester, and that’s thanks in large part to Lopez and Sadowski. The married couple opened Armsby Abbey on Main Street in 2008 on the belief Worcester was desperately missing some quality handcrafted food and drink. The restaurant’s food and produce is sourced from local farmers, but its beer is sourced from around the world.

Vermont-based Hill Farmstead Brewery, commonly hailed as one of the finest breweries in the world, maintains on its website its beer isn’t available outside of Vermont. However, the beer is a staple on tap at Armsby Abbey and The Dive Bar, the latter of which has been operating for 24 years. Both establishments have been pushing Worcester as a foodie and beer town for over a decade. A third restaurant, Cónico, is planned to open this fall in downtown Hudson.

Lopez's restaurant introduction: I was born in Argentina, and my grandfather owned a German bistro named Hamburgo there.

Sadowski's farm-to-table start: I grew up on a farm in Rhode Island where my first job was a farm stand where we sold the fruits & vegetables we harvested.

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