"The chief is very well versed, he grew up in Louisiana," said Swift. "We're gonna use some of his talents and some of his flare."
Swift said that Beff's will still be in business after it leaves Delmar, a notion that Blanchfield touched upon as well.
"The person who bought this place did not buy Beff's," said Blanchfield. "He bought this building, the chairs and some of the kitchen equipment."
Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce President Marty DeLaney said the community will miss Blanchfield and said she looks forward to seeing what Swift will do with the place.
"Although we'll miss Mickey Blanchfield and his signature menu at Beff's," she said, "we've met the new owner of Swifty's and it looks like he has some innovative ideas for the place, so stay tuned."
Swift said he hopes to tentatively re-open as Swifty's by June 22 and is looking forward to welcoming the community back.
Beff's, and soon to be Swifty's, is located at 367 Delaware Ave. in Delmar.
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