Fig Lancaster Summer 2013 | vol 30 - 38
Corey Fogarty is a lot like the 225-seat restaurant
he's opening at 201 N. Queen Street this summer:
ambitious, slightly larger-than-life, definitely all
fired up-and just a little bit irreverent.
Wood fired Pizza
As he launches Federal Taphouse with its woodfired pizzas and over 100 craft beers, this driven
entrepreneur brings a lifetime of experience to his
Raised in Lancaster County, Corey began his
restaurant career as a busboy at the tender age of 15.
Spending his college and post-college years waiting
tables and tending bar, his next move was to the
booming web industry, as well as the pre-crash real
estate market in Florida. "But in 2006, the real estate
market tanked," says Corey. "And I went with it."
Rising even stronger from the rubble, Corey remade
himself, returning to his first love: the hospitality
industry. Putting his past experiences to good use,
he ultimately became the managing partner of the
Fogarty Hospitality Group.
When he returned to Lancaster in 2011 with a thriving
three-store chain of Florida restaurants on his
resumé, Corey was impressed with the local scene.
"Lancaster's not the same place I left," says Corey.
"The area has definitely become more metropolitan."
With partnerships in establishments like Busted Bean
Bakery & Coffee Co., Susan Notter Pastries, Dishes by
Diane Catering, and the recently opened Harrisburg
Federal Taphouse, Corey has established himself
locally as a successful restaurant developer.
In launching Federal Taphouse in Lancaster, Corey
has been grateful for the city's support and for
the small-business-friendly atmosphere. "The city
infrastructure and the people here are wonderful."
38 201 North Queen Street | federaltaphouse.com
CRAF T BEERS
AM - 2 PM