Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The Eating Establishment in Hanover Has Closed

A decades-old South Shore diner that shared its space with a now-closed general store is now closed as well. 

According to an article from The Patriot Ledger, The Eating Establishment in Hanover is no longer in business, saying that it shuttered on Christmas Eve in advance of its lease with the 7-Eleven corporation--which owns the Washington Street building--running out at the end of the year. The post says that according to Easting Establishment owner Stephen Matheny, the eatery was struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the state restrictions that recently reduced the maximum capacity to 25 percent until at least January 10, while there was also no room for outdoor seating in its parking lot--and a request for a reduction in the rent didn't go anywhere. (The place has been takeout only since the coronavirus took hold.) Matheny still holds out hope that he could reopen the restaurant if the building--which is on the historic registry--is sold again (there has apparently been talk of this) and he gets a reduction on the rent until the indoor dining area could fully open.

The Eating Establishment resided in the same building as the Assinippi General Store, which shut down in November.

The address for The Eating Establishment is 2103 Washington Street, Hanover, MA, 02339.

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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