The Ship Restaurant Is Returning to Lynnfield
It was exactly a year ago today that we reported the closing of another restaurant within a landmark structure on Route 1 in Lynnfield, and today we have learned that the space will be home to a dining spot once again.
The Lynnfield Patch is reporting that the owner of The Ship--Nino Micozzi--and his attorney were present at a selectmen's meeting this week, successfully getting a renewal of a liquor license for the spot. The article mentions that the new eatery will focus on Italian and American fare, with Micozzi planning to make the spot much like it was back in its heyday, saying that "it was successful for 60 years. Why change it? We just want to go back to when it was 'The Ship.'" Entertainment will likely be limited to a piano player on the premises.
Last September, an outlet of The Mount Vernon Restaurant closed in The Ship's space. Prior to The Mount Vernon, Ship-based dining spots with a few different names had been at the site, with restaurants being open there since at least the 1930s, the Patch says.
Before The Ship Restaurant can open, it has to go through standard procedures with the town board of health as well as the state alcoholic beverages commission, according to the article. If all goes as planned, the spot could be open around Thanksgiving.
[April 1, 2013 update: A new article in the Lynnfield Patch states that The Ship Restaurant is in the middle of a soft opening.]
The address for this restaurant is 24 Broadway (Route 1), Lynnfield, MA, 01940. The website is at http://www.theshiprestaurantgroup.com/