Weylu's Building in Saugus to Be Demolished
It looks like the sprawling building that used to house one of the Boston area's most iconic restaurants is going to be taken down--along with the hill that it sits on.
Wicked Local is reporting that draft plans have been submitted to demolish the former Weylu's structure on Route 1 in Saugus, with the blasting company also apparently leveling the hill, knocking it down to 58 feet from 160 feet. It is not yet known exactly what would happen to the site, though the article says that Republic Properties--which bought the property last summer--will give more details once the official proposal is submitted (it appears that commercial development could be coming to the space).
Weylu's first opened in the 60,000-square-foot space in the late 1980s, featuring Chinese and Polynesian food along with entertainment. After the restaurant closed, it became home to East Manor then Jin Asian Cuisine before becoming vacant for good.
The address for the former Weylu's space is 20 Bennett Highway, Saugus, MA, 01906.
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