Absolutely Fabulous, a downtown Melrose restaurant affectionately known as "Ab Fab," was in the process of moving to 523 Franklin St. in Melrose Highlands, as previously reported, following a dispute with its original landlord. The plan was to open at the new address (inside of the historic Corinthian Hall) later this summer, but that plan is now off the table, according to a new Facebook post from the restaurant.
"We were forced to release our lease on Franklin St. as the build out in that location is just too overwhelming," the restaurant shared on Facebook today. "We are looking at two other spots in the local area which were already functioning restaurants in the past so we could get in there and open much quicker and for much less of an investment."
The restaurant could open by late fall in one of those new spots if all goes well.