Newburyport Development Announces Opening of Brick Ash

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Newest Concept Restaurant from John and Laura Wolfe, Owners of The Poynt

Restaurant Highlights Comfort Food, Full-Size Pool Tables, and Six Roaring Fireplaces

NEWBURYPORT, MA (December 2016) – Newburyport Development is pleased to announce the opening of Brick & Ash, the newest concept restaurant from John and Laura Wolfe, owners of The Poynt. Brick & Ash features traditional comfort food with a heavy barbecue influence; many dishes prepared in the restaurant’s authentic smoker under the guidance of Culinary Director Peter Hansen who is a six-time Iron Chef winner alongside Bobby Flay. The casual pub ambiance was designed by Taniya Nayak, who also brought her signature imprint to The Poynt located just steps away in downtown Newburyport. Brick & Ash’s authentic branding was created by local Newburyport native Kelsy Stromski of Refinery 43 who worked with the restaurant team on logo, menu layout, signage, and more.

Brick & Ash is located at 10 Center Street; the cozy gathering place brings a new twist to the historic brick building nestled in the heart of charming Newburyport.

“Newburyport Development is pleased to announce the opening of Brick & Ash at 10 Center Street,” states Newburyport Development Marketing Manager Rebekah Macchia, “The Wolfe’s have had a stand out success with the opening last year of The Poynt and Brick & Ash is poised to be a successful encore. With its warm ambiance, barbecue inspired menu, roaring fireplaces and pool tables, Brick & Ash is sure to become the downtown gathering spot for locals and visitors alike.”

Brick & Ash

Brick & Ash has been designed by Taniya Nayak, one of the nation’s foremost interior designers. Taniya Nayak became a household name as a design expert member on HGTV and Food Network. Taniya owns a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC., where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.

Brick & Ash’s Chef Dan Miele brings his extensive experience from the owner’s other restaurant locations, The Cottage and The Poynt, to the new casual fare establishment. With a unique passion for traditional comfort food and barbecue, Chef Dan will showcase the delicious flavors from the on-site Smoker at Brick & Ash. The restaurant’s warm and inviting ambiance, complete with pool tables, dart board, two bars and six roaring fireplaces, pair perfectly with the delicious comfort food featured on the menu.

Newburyport Development

Newburyport Development, a New England Development Company, is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts, where you’ll find historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets alongside contemporary restaurants, a shopper’s paradise, and modern galleries. As one of Newburyport’s leading property owners and property managers, Newburyport Development owns more than 50 prime retail/office locations and residential units throughout downtown Newburyport, plus Newburyport Marinas, Michael’s Harborside restaurant, Harborside Catering and the Phoenix Room function facility. Newburyport shops include Lively Kids, francesca’s, Talbots, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, SOAK and many more. Dining selections feature Michael’s Harborside, The Poynt, Black Cow, Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante, and Dos Amigos Burritos, among others. All are part of Newburyport’s vibrant waterside setting, which offers some of New England’s best fishing, boating, dining, and shopping. For more information, visit or

New England Development

For over thirty-five years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management – delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers. The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country’s most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development’s robust portfolio. For more information, visit