Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Charlie Sarkis' Last Two Massachusetts Restaurants to Close

The person behind a number of Massachusetts restaurants is getting ready to close his final two eateries in the state.

The Patriot Ledger is reporting that Charlie Sarkis of the Sarkis Restaurant Group (which had previously been called the Back Bay Restaurant Group) will close Joe's American Bar and Grill and Papa Razzi in Hanover sometime in December, leaving his group with only two remaining eateries--a Joe's and a Papa Razzi in Short Hills, NJ. Sarkis founded such restaurants as Joe's, Papa Razzi, Abe & Louie's, Charley's, Atlantic Fish Company, J.C. Hillary's, and others, but most of these spots have either closed or been sold, with the Tavistock Group and Newport Harbor Corp. purchasing a number of the restaurant locations from the Back Bay Restaurant Group over the past couple of years. [Ed note: Locations of Joe's and Papa Razzi in Massachusetts that are owned by the Tavistock Group will remain open, along with Abe & Louie's, Atlantic Fish, and Coach Grill.]

[October 17 update: An update to the Patriot Ledger article indicates that Joe's American Bar and Grill and Papa Razzi in Hanover will actually be closing this Saturday (October 19) rather than in December, as had been previously mentioned.]

The Back Bay Restaurant Group first started out in the 1960s.

The address for Joe's American Bar and Grill and Papa Razzi in Hanover is 2087 Washington Street, Hanover, MA, 02339.


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