Sebastiana's Plans to Open in Victor's Italian Cuisine Space in Saugus; Victor's to Move to New Spot
A brand new pizza spot may be on its way to a well-known stretch of highway north of Boston, and it would be opening in the space where a soon-to-move Italian restaurant resides.
The Saugus Advertiser is reporting that Sebastiana's hopes to open on Route 1, taking over the Victor's Italian Cuisine space just south of the Essex Street intersection. (Victor's is moving from its current home at 1539 Broadway to a new space at 639 Broadway where Maddy's and the Blue Star had been.) The article indicates that owner Frank Perry still has some hurdles to clear before the pizzeria becomes reality, and town selectmen have voted to continue a liquor license transfer request in part because of concerns about Perry's "unclear resume and lack of knowledge of the town's liquor regulations." (The Advertiser says that when asked about the restaurants he has worked at, Perry said he didn't know the names of the places off the top of his head.)
As reported earlier, the liquor license in question would be coming from Sully C's, a Route 1 spot that was hit by a fire last year and never reopened.
Victor's Italian Cuisine is hoping to have a grand opening in its new space on December 31.
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