Thursday, February 05, 2015

Update: In a Pig's Eye in Salem Seized by the State, Reopens

An eclectic North Shore restaurant has been shut down by the commonwealth of Massachusetts, and it is not known when (or if) it might reopen.

According to a Facebook post from Keep it Klassy, Salem, In a Pig's Eye on Derby Street (just outside of the city's downtown area) has been seized by the state, with the sign out front saying it was shut down because of nonpayment of taxes. The sign--which comes from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue--says that the space is now in possession of the commonwealth, and there is no word as of yet whether any kind of payment plan may be in the works in order for the restaurant to eventually reopen. (As soon as we get any new information on the status of the place, we will post an update here.)

[February 6 update: According to a new Facebook post from the restaurant, In a Pig's Eye is reopening today at 12:30 PM, though it is not known whether this is a temporary or a permanent reopening; an earlier article in the Salem Patch mentioned that the eatery owes $38,000 in taxes and if a payment agreement could not be reached, "the assets will be reviewed for auction."]

[February 11 update: Based on several more Facebook posts from the restaurant, In a Pig's Eye remains open nearly a week after being seized by the state. It is not yet known how the issue was resolved, but it appears that the dining spot is indeed up and running once again.]

In a Pig's Eye has been featured by our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) as a relatively little-known spot to go to for traditional American food and pub grub. The review can be found at the link below:

The address for In a Pig's Eye is 148 Derby Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

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