As of 2023, Brian Way was the last one to Restore this historic New Haven Landmark. In 2014 He was given an award of Merit by the CT governor for the restoration of the Taft Hotel Tap Room of New Haven, CT
"Workers have been laboring for weeks to restore all the bar’s ornate hand-carved oak woodwork, some of which dates back to the middle of the 19th century. Jason said all the woodwork was stripped down and refinished by contractors who became obsessed with the task, pulling out Q‑Tips to get into all the nooks of the now-gleaming hand-carved grapes. Click here to see photos of the process, taken by contractor Brian Way, pictured in center of top photo."