Update: Jack-Tar American Tavern in Marblehead Is Closing; Superfine to Replace It
[Ed note: This article was updated on February 2 to reflect confirmation of a rumor that had been heard earlier.]
A North Shore restaurant is shutting down after nearly a decade in business, and another eatery may be moving into the space.
According to a Facebook post from OctoCog, Jack-Tar American Tavern in Marblehead is closing, with an earlier post that has since been deleted saying that it is selling the Washington Street space to another restaurant north of Boston (that place won't be named here until this has been confirmed). A note from the owners of Jack-Tar say that they will be moving to Saratoga Springs, NY, where they will open a new restaurant, saying that "it was not an easy decision" but "it is an exciting change that we have been looking forward to." The dining spot first opened in Marblehead back in 2008.
The address for Jack-Tar American Tavern is 126 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA, 01945.
Thanks to a poster on the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page for bringing this to our attention.
[February 2 update: The Marblehead Reporter confirms what had been heard earlier, that Superfine Food in Manchester-by-the-Sea will be opening Superfine Marblehead in the Jack-Tar space. The article says that it will have the same menu as the original, so expect to see burgers, pizza, fried chicken, ribs, and other comfort food items there. (The post also says that Jack-Tar expects to close around the end of this month or in early March.)]
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[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]