Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vin & Eddie's in Abington Is Closing; Sorelle Bar & Grill Plans to Replace It

An Italian restaurant on the South Shore that first opened its doors more than 60 years ago is closing for good, and a new dining spot is looking to take over the space.

According to one of its owners, Vin & Eddie's in Abington is planning to shut down at an as-of-yet unknown date, with the restaurant being replaced by Sorelle Bar & Grill, confirming what a few sources have been telling us over the past several weeks. The owner of the new eatery is Andrea Schnell, who has been Executive Chef of the Square Cafe, a French-influenced bistro located in Hingham Center.

Vin & Eddie's, which first opened in 1955, has been known as a place to go to for its mix of Northern and Southern Italian dishes along with its many wine options.

The address for Vin & Eddie's (and the upcoming Sorelle Bar & Grill) is 1400 Bedford Street, Abington, MA, 02351. The website for Vin & Eddie's can be found at

[May 25 update: According to a Facebook post from the restaurant, Vin & Eddie's closes its doors forever at the end of business hours Friday (May 27).]

[May 27 update: A new Facebook post from the restaurant indicates that Vin & Eddie's has already closed and will not open for one final day today, as its inventory was "depleted" yesterday. Another link from the Abington Wicked Local mentions that Sorelle Bar & Grill hopes to move into the space in September and that it will also be an Italian restaurant, though with modern touches. (It also looks like most of the Vin & Eddie's workers will stay on, working at Sorelle when it opens.)]

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