Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning said the second step in Phase 2 of Reopening Massachusetts would commence on June 22, allowing for some inside dining, close contact person services, fitting rooms by appointment and increasing the occupancy percentage of offices.
Restaurants have been limited to take out and delivery since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The reopening plan is great news for an industry that, according to the National Restaurant Association, lost a total of $80 billion in sales and over 5 million jobs in March and April alone because of the global pandemic.
After piloting through the tempest that was the Solid Sound Festival — including running through 80 pounds of homemade corned beef hash in less than two days — Meehan was working through another storm of his own making.
For a century The Lantern has been a stalwart landmark in the city's downtown.
Thousands of people have eaten in the restaurant at the corner of Linden and North and it had remained through generations of changes to the city's downtown. But, in 2017, Mark Papas decided it was time to close it.
Shari Peltier's daughter is a vegetarian and it is difficult when they go out to eat in local establishments.
"Whenever we would go out to dinner the only thing the kid could order was pasta. There was never any options for her," Peltier said.
Many of the dishes on the Berkshire Palate menu can be found on the restaurant's Facebook page. Dishes include the "Pig Wing," a roasted sugar pumpkin dip with crostini and chile-toasted pumpkin seeds and seared salmon with quinoa, kale, and grains.
On Monday, the board gave the OK to a parking lot with spaces for 20 cars that will be located behind the church near the old ballfield and will be accessed by Amidon Road, which is east of the church. Two more parking spaces will be created at the front of the building for handicapped access.
It wasn't that long ago when Kim McArdle and her brother Brant Boyington decided they didn't want to work for other people, they wanted to work for their own family.
The pair started considering opening a business. McArdle spent much of her career in restaurants - that's where she met her husband Tom - and she had also opened a marketing company. She was playing cards with a bookkeeper for Matt Reillys who told McArdle that Helen Reilly was looking to sell the longstanding business on the lak