Friday, June 01, 2018

Could an Asian Restaurant Be Moving into the Former Beachcomber Space in Quincy?

by Marc Hurwitz

It looks like there is a chance that an Asian restaurant could be moving into the space where an iconic seaside music club had once been.

According to an article from Wicked Local and The Patriot Ledger, the former Beachcomber property on Wollaston Beach in Quincy has been sold and that the company that bought it (797 Quincy Shore Dr LLC) has three names behind it--Zhong Wen Huang, Jacky An Xie, and Lin Y Xu. It appears that there may be at least an indirect connection to a few Boston-area dining spots, as a person named Zhong Wen Huang is involved with Fuji Steak House in Needham while a person named Jacky An Xie is involved with Blue Fuji in Bedford and Medford. It is not known what the exact plans are for the Quincy Shore Drive site (no plans have been submitted yet, according to the article), but a source does tell us that a "Japanese restaurant group" is indeed behind the purchase of the space. (As soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.)

The Beachcomber closed in the fall of 2015 after being in business for more than 50 years; the club attracted a number of national and local acts over the years, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, the Dropkick Murphys, and Loretta Lynn, with the place changing its name to Nostalgia in the early 1980s before returning to its original name in the late 1990s.

The address for the old Beachcomber site is 797 Quincy Shore Drive, Quincy, MA, 02170.

[Earlier Article]
The Beachcomber in Quincy Is Closing

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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]

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