Thursday, February 02, 2017

Oceanview Grille at the Fairview Inn in Marshfield Has Its License Revoked

A new restaurant that was planning to open in an iconic oceanside space on the South Shore has just been dealt a major blow.

According to an article in Wicked Local, Marshfield selectmen have voted to revoke the liquor license for the Oceanview Grille at the Fairview Inn, citing the lack of progress in its opening along with "questionable business practices" of the owner. Last month, it had been reported that town selectmen were concerned about the fact that the dining spot had not yet opened, with the plan being to hold a meeting where they could choose one of several routes, including revoking the license (which is what subsequently happened), not allowing the license to be released, suspending it, or giving the owner more time to open.

The post says that the Oceanview Grille owner has the right to file an appeal, which would go before the Alcohol Beverages Control Commission for deliberation and further investigation.

The Fairview Inn and Restaurant went up for sale in 2015, with the restaurant operators leaving and opening Disch's Route 53 Tavern in Pembroke. The Fairview building dates back to the 1870s.

[February 28 update: A new article from the Marshfield Mariner mentions that the person behind Oceanview Grille--John Davis--is appealing the board's decision to revoke the license of the place and the case will now go to the Alcohol Beverages Control Commission, which will make the decision to either affirm the decision, lessen it, or reverse it within a month or two after the May 17 hearing.]

[Earlier Article]
Oceanview Grille Plans to Open in former Fairview Inn Space in Marshfield

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