A comfort food-driven tavern on the North Shore is closing for good and bidding farewell to the neighborhood. In a Pig’s Eye, located at 148 Derby St. in Salem, closes down after business tomorrow, Boston Restaurant Talk reported.
The restaurant was seized by the state last year and closed briefly before reopening. News of its permanent closure came in a post on Facebook:
It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Friday will be the last day The Pig will be open. The Pig has had a long career and it is sad but all good things must come to an end.
The little bar is filled with memories, laughs and good times had by many. Friday will be the last time to create new memories at The Pig. We will go out with a bang so come out and party with us for the last time on Friday. What a Blues Jam this one shall be!
The post went on to explain that there were circumstances out of the restaurant’s control that led to the closure, including "some issues we have been battling since the day it was taken over." The forced closure last year was reportedly a result of nonpayment of taxes.
In a Pig’s Eye is known for its tavern-style comfort food, including wings, chicken fingers, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and sides such as mac and cheese.