BARNEVELD, N.Y. - Van's Tavern is now under new ownership and will be closed for remodeling.
Chris O'Donnell, the new owner, has bar and restaurant experience. He also owns O'Donnell's Pub and Grill on Varick Street.
Van's Tavern on Old Remsen Road first opened in the 1970's and after a fire destroyed the building, it was rebuilt in the late 80's.
O'Donnell says he plans on keeping the name and some of the same traditions.
Van's Tavern will be closed after Heart Weekend on Saturday, but O'Donnell says he plans to reopen before Summer.