Friday, September 11, 2015

62 Restaurant and Wine Bar in Salem Is Closing; A MANO Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria Is Replacing It

[Ed note: This article was updated on October 5 to reflect the fact that a new restaurant under the same ownership will be taking over the space.]

An upscale North Shore dining and drinking spot has just announced that it is going to be closing its doors for good.

According to a Facebook post from the restaurant (which was posted onto the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page), 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar in Salem is shutting down next month, with co-owner Tony Bettencourt saying that "Being a chef is a path that includes constant learning, constant growth and constant evolution. That path has led me here. On Saturday October 3rd I will be closing 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar. While the chapter ends for 62, rest assured, my path doesn’t end here. Stay tuned for a new chapter…"

[October 5 update: 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar closed over the weekend, but according to a Facebook post from the place, a new spot called  A MANO Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria will be moving into the space--and it looks to be a reconcepting from the same ownership. If all goes as planned, the new restaurant opens on Saturday.]

62 Restaurant & Wine Bar first opened approximately eight years ago at Pickering Wharf, with the dining spot mostly featuring Italian food along with an array of wine, beer, and cocktail options.

The address for 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar (and A MANO Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria) is: 62 Wharf Street, Salem, MA, 01970.

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