Landmark Lynnfield Restaurant Opening Seen In Mid-January
With renovations of Route 1 landmark still underway, The Ship's planned re-opening is now expected soon after the holidays.
Back in September, Nino Micozzi, owner of The Ship, appeared at a Lynnfield selectmen's meeting with his attorney for the renewal of the establishment's liquor license, which was approved. At the time, Micozzi told Lynnfield Patch that his new restaurant would invoke the classic earlier days of The Ship. This week, Lynnfield Patch checked in with Micozzi Management, Inc., for an update on the project.
The classic Lynnfield restaurant is now expecting to re-open its doors soon after the holidays, with a tentative date of January 15, 2013.
Early this fall, the restaurant ownership had initially hoped to have the business open by Thanksgiving. However, renovations are still underway in the building, resulting in the pushed back opening date. General Manager Dante Belluci, who was also at the previously mentioned Lynnfield selectmen's meeting, reported at the time that the restaurant menu would have offer specialties like seafood and pasta, with various Italian and American dishes.
The restaurant, which has existed under various names and owners since either the 1920s or 1930s, is one of several iconic structures between Lynnfield and Saugus known to generations of motorists on Route 1. Past local history articles on Lynnfield Patch have regularly cited the newspaper advertisements that Ralph Wilkinson, owner of the Ship's Haven restaurant back in the World War II era, would run in local newspapers.
Items connected to The Ship, and its predecessor, The Ship's Haven, ranging from decades-old menus to chrome and linen (as well as regular) postcards, also tend to pop for sale on eBay from time to time, and in the process, on the "eBay Report" columns that appear once in a while on this site.