A decades-old South Shore restaurant that shared its space with a now-closed general store is also closed.
According to a Patriot Ledger article, The Eating Establishment in Hanover is no longer in business, claiming it closed its doors on Christmas Eve ahead of its lease with the 7-Eleven company – which owns the Washington Street building – in runs out at the end of the year. The post says Easting establishment owner Stephen Matheny said the restaurant was in serious trouble due to the pandemic and state restrictions that recently reduced maximum capacity to 25% until at least January 10 , while there was also no place to sit outside in his parking lot – and a request for rent reduction came to nothing. (The place has only been taken out since the coronavirus took hold.) Matheny is still hoping he could reopen the restaurant if the building – which is on the historical register – is sold again (apparently we have some spoken) and he gets a rent reduction until the indoor dining room can fully open.
The dining establishment resided in the same building as the Assinippi General Store, which closed in November.
The address of The Eating Establishment is 2103 Washington Street, Hanover, MA, 02339.
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