Thursday, July 12, 2012

Black Cow May Be Opening on the Beverly Waterfront

A restaurant with two locations on the North Shore may be opening a third, and this one would be its closest location to Boston--and it would also be on the water.

The Beverly Citizen reports that the person behind the Black Cow in Newburyport and Hamilton is hoping to open a location on the Beverly waterfront near the Salem border. The plans for this restaurant go all the way back to 2006, but it has been stalled due in part to the fact that the adjacent space has been labeled as a designated port area by Massachusetts and is mostly zoned for maritime industrial usage. A Superior Court decision from last week went in favor of the Black Cow, however, so it is becoming more and more likely that the 160-seat eatery will indeed be built there.

[November 19, 2013 update: The Salem News is reporting that the Beverly City Council voted in favor of the Black Cow last night, giving what appears to be the green light for this restaurant to finally be built on the Beverly waterfront.]

[December 12, 2013 update: A new article from The Beverly Citizen says that the State Appeals Court has ruled against the city's earlier vote that would have brought the Black Cow to the waterfront. According to the newspaper, the court's ruling demands that the Department of Environmental Protection deny the license to build the restaurant in the space.]

The Black Cow restaurants focus mainly on classic American and New American fare, including such dishes as grilled salmon, pork chops, statler chicken, baby back ribs, fish and chips, and filet mignon.

If all goes as planned, the address for this restaurant will be: Black Cow, 1 Water Street, Beverly, MA, 01915.