A New Hampshire-based restaurant and butcher shop will make its way to Massachusetts, making good on plans to open a new location in Saugus. Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery is headed to a location along Route 1, according to co-owner Paul Simbliaris.
"We're excited," Simbliaris said. "We can't wait to get down there." Tuckaway has chosen a spot and is working to close a deal. For that reason, Simbliaris would not disclose the exact location selected for the restaurant.
Tuckaway Tavern & Butchery is known for offering cuts of top-quality meats and specialty foods. The retail part of the business sells craft beer, wine, and organic foods including nuts, granola, and more. The tavern portion serves everything from poutine and mussels to burgers topped with bacon and fried chicken, mac and cheese, sandwiches, and much more.
Back in January, Tuckaway posted details on Facebook about its planned expansion to Saugus, and there is speculation over whether Tuckaway is connected to the recent purchase of the space that was once home to Hilltop Steakhouse, which closed in October of 2013. The space has been vacant for some time, but a buyer was announced at a Board of Selectmen meeting on May 11, according to the Saugus Advertiser.
Tuckaway also recently announced a new franchise model, potentially opening doors for further expansion down the road.