A North Shore restaurant made its closure permanent just a year after a temporary shutter, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. Alchemy in Gloucester (3 Duncan St.) served its last meals on January 9, displaying a message of thanks for customers on its website and social media.
The New American restaurant had been in business for 12 years and was a part of the Serenitee Restaurant Group, which operates nine restaurants on the North Shore.
In a post on Facebook, Alchemy said the way people dine is changing, and the nature of the restaurant didn't always allow people to visit multiple times a week.
"We want a space where families can dine out regularly with great food, drinks and a fun, casual vibe. So, we're going to make that. We don't know exactly how it will look or what the food will be, but we're going to figure it out; and when we do, we'll let you know," the post read.
A representative for the Serenitee Restaurant Group said that they plan to open a new concept in the space. The plans are not finalized, but it will likely be a more casual, family-friendly restaurant.