Thursday, November 03, 2016

Oceanview Grille Plans to Open in former Fairview Inn Space in Marshfield

A new spot appears to be getting ready to open in the space where an iconic oceanside inn and restaurant had been, even as it faces a couple of lawsuits.

The Marshfield Mariner is reporting that the Oceanview Grille is hoping to open sometime this month in the former Fairview Inn and Restaurant space in Marshfield's Brant Rock neighborhood. The article says that new owner John Davis is looking to have the place be an upscale restaurant and inn, with the dining spot being a "farm-to-table and ocean-to-table" place that includes steak and seafood dishes.

According to the Mariner, next-door neighbors currently have two lawsuits pending--one against Davis and the town of Marshfield concerning the hours of the restaurant and a second against Davis and the Alcohol Beverage Control Commission concerning the liquor license, with one worry being that the eatery might "disrupt the character of the neighborhood."

The Fairview Inn and Restaurant announced in the summer of 2015 that it was up for sale, as the tenants ended their lease agreement with owners Jack and Bob Clancy and the two brothers decided to sell, while Fairview operators Paul Disch and his wife Betty ended up leaving the space and now run Disch's Route 53 Tavern in Pembroke. The building in which the Fairview resided (and which the Oceanview Grille will soon move into) dates back to the 1870s.

The address for the upcoming Oceanview Grille is 133 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA, 02050.

[January 25, 2017 update: A new article in the Marshfield Mariner indicates that town selectmen appear to be concerned about the lack of progress going on with the Oceanview Grille, and that they will be holding a meeting on January 30 to find out why the place hasn't opened yet. The post says that the board have several routes they could go, including revoking the license, not allowing the license--which is at Marshfield Town Hall--to be released, suspend it, or give the owner more time to open. (The owner's attorney says that final inspections are expected to be completed soon, and believes that the town will give the place a bit more time in which to open.)]

[Earlier Article]
Fairview Inn and Restaurant in Marshfield Is Up for Sale

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