The space formerly occupied by will be getting new life in the next few weeks.
Village Tavern Grill & Oyster Bar is finishing up preparations and getting final sign offs from the city in the coming days, according to owner Arthur Ingemi.
The restaurant is slated for an Aug. 15 opening, according to the Village Tavern website.
The restaurant will feature "a variety of great appetizers, burgers and sandwiches along with a nice variety of charbroiled steaks, authentic BBQ, selected seafood and a separate oyster bar featuring of course, oysters, cherrystones, and shrimp," Ingemi wrote in an email.
In addition to full lunch and dinner menus, the restaurant will cater to those who want to keep up on sporting action with 12 HD televisions.
The coolest part for Patch? It seems one of our regular columns — helped in bringing the restaurant to Salem. Ingemi said the February article and comments played a part in identifying the space for the new venture.
We'll be bringing you more on this new addition to Salem in the coming days.
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