Geno plans to buy Manchester restaurant

Auriemma said he plans to convert the lower level of the restaurant into a banquet hall, previously known for serving French cuisine, while the main level serves Italian. (File/The Daily Campus)

University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma was heard Tuesday night telling diners at Cavey’s restaurant in Manchester that he plans on buying the restaurant, according to the Journal Inquirer.

Auriemma said he plans to convert the lower level of the restaurant into a banquet hall, previously known for serving French cuisine, while the main level serves Italian.

It is unsure if Auriemma will rebrand the restaurant under his “Geno’s” brand, which includes Geno’s Grille, Geno’s Pub, Geno’s Fast Break, Geno’s Daybreak and Geno’s Southside.

Cavey’s was opened in 1933, and was originally an Italian restaurant, before the addition of the French cuisine inspired by the owner’s travels across Europe, according to Cavey’s website.

A representative of Auriemma was unavailable for comment at the time of publication and Cavey’s refused to comment.


Ashley Anglisano is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached by email at ashley.anglisano@uconn.edu.