Legacy

The Tartan of Redlands Restaurant was started April 15, 1964 by three brothers, Velmer, Al and Art Croteau.

After going through several managers the brothers decided to ask their nephew Larry Westen to manage the Tartan and soon to follow they made Larry a partner. Larry and his wife Barbara together created a friendly atmosphere which became known as the “Cheers of Redlands”. The place where you could come for a drink, a delicious Burger or a Prime Rib to die for!

In January of 2004 the Tartan went through another leadership change Larry promoted Linda Crosby to General Manager and she didn’t waste any time she expanded the menu and hired new cooks and highlighted the Tartan tradition of celebrating special holidays such as Halloween, Christmas, St Patrick’s Day and others with a bang with unbelievable decorations and good times!

After the passing of Larry Westen in May of 2003, the Tartan ownership transitioned to Larry Westen III who owned the Tartan for many productive years until he decided to sell it on April 1, 2015 to Jeff Salamon and his wife Lisa.

Jeff or (Solly) as his friends call him was Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he served in the United States Marine Corps, and is a graduate of Dean College and National University where he studied Business and Marketing. Jeff has owned and operated various Orthopedic businesses throughout his career and is married to Lisa for over 24 years with two great children Sara and Jeffrey.

It’s not unusual to see Jeff bellied up to the bar hanging out with customers or see Jeff and Lisa sitting at their favorite booth enjoying a delicious dinner with their friends because they love the “Cheers” atmosphere that’s why our motto was born “Eat-Drink-Be Happy”