Finney's Crafthouse is Coming to Town (Post Date: 3/2/21)

For Immediate Release: March 2, 2021
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Camarillo, California – Finney’s Crafthouse will soon be joining the lineup of restaurants that grace Ventura Boulevard within the Camarillo Promenade portion of the Camarillo Premium Outlets. 

Situated at the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Promenade Drive, at the main entrance to the Camarillo Promenade, is the vacant parcel at 580 Ventura Boulevard where Finney’s plans to build.  City Manager Greg Ramirez shared, "It has been an established desire of the Camarillo City Council to have more sit-down and server style restaurants come to town, and this style of restaurant is in harmony with the long-standing vision that the City established for these vacant parcels in the Camarillo Promenade. We are thrilled that Finney’s has decided to come to Camarillo." 

Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen, described on their website as a family owned and operated American Tavern that brings upscale cooking to casual dining, connected with City staff in the Fall of 2020. “Through the City’s pre-application review process, the Community Development Department has laid the roadmap for Finney’s to obtain necessary permits,” explained Joe Vacca, Camarillo’s Community Development Director. This includes Planning Commission review and approval of a Commercial Planned Development Permit to ensure that adequate parking is provided, design guidelines are met, and that the ultimate buildout of the restaurant conforms with overall site and building pad restrictions established by the City’s Municipal Code. Finney's Camarillo will be approximately 4,800-square-foot restaurant with a 750-square-foot dining loggia and a 2,700-square-foot patio for outdoor dining. The new restaurant will bring new job opportunities as well, estimating 40-50 full time employees upon opening. 

Finney’s Partner, Brad Finefrock, shared "Finney's Crafthouse is excited to be opening our 8th restaurant at the Camarillo Premium Outlets.  We are building the new Finney's and outdoor beer garden adjacent to Cracker Barrel, and plan to open in early 2022. The City of Camarillo is an incredible family driven community, and we look forward to providing memorable Finney's experiences to its residents.”