Monday, October 03, 2016

In a Pig's Eye in Salem Is Reopening

Last month, we reported that a 30-year-old restaurant on the North Shore had closed its doors for what appeared to be good at that point in time. Now we have learned that it is back in business once again, with a new owner taking over the place.

According to a source within the restaurant industry, In a Pig's Eye in Salem is opening back up, with Pat Schultz--who is the former owner of Howling Wolf in Salem and also comes from the renowned (and now-closed) Dave's Bar in San Francisco--taking it over. A Facebook post from the restaurant confirms this, saying that "The Pig Lives!!! Reopening this Monday night at 5:00!!!" while going on to say that it will remain open until the end of the year when it closes for awhile for renovations. (The note says that it will continue to be a neighborhood pub with live music, and that the upgrades will be "solely intended to improve the overall quality of the establishment.")

The September closure of In a Pig's Eye was actually its second, as in February of 2015, it was briefly shut down by the commonwealth of Massachusetts because of nonpayment of taxes. The dining and drinking spot has been featured on our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants), with the review being found at the following link:

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

[Earlier Articles]
In a Pig's Eye in Salem in Salem Is Closing
Update: In a Pig's Eye in Salem Seized by the State, Reopens

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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]