Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fate of Proposed Strip Club in Fall River Is Apparently Sealed; New Restaurant to Open Instead

A closed Fall River restaurant whose now-deceased owner battled to turn the dining spot into a strip joint will apparently become a new restaurant and conference center.

According to The Herald News and The Boston Business Journal, Robert Karam, the new owner of the site where Oliver's Restaurant used to be, had been one of the most vocal opponents of the proposed strip joint. He purchased the former dining spot from the estate of Paul Viveros, the owner of Oliver's who wished to create a 400-acre adult entertainment district at the site of the Airport Road spot. Karam plans to open a full-service restaurant with a conference center on the second floor with an expected closing on the property in December, so it appears that the new, unnamed eatery will open sometime in 2012 if all goes as planned.

It appears that the address for this upcoming restaurant in Fall River will be 320 Airport Road, Fall River, MA, 02720. (Just north of where Routes 24 and 79 split.)

Thanks to Grub Street Boston for bringing this story to our attention.

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