French Pastries and Macarons Coming to Essex Street: A new French bakery called Caramel is opening up shop at 281 Essex Street in Salem. The bakery is currently in the process of renovations and will be opening for business soon.
Vietnamese Cuisine Coming Soon to Washington Street: A Vietnamese Restaurant called Aurora will soon be opening on Washington Street in the former spot of Ristorante Gioia. The restaurant will identify itself as Vietnamese cuisine and a wine bar.
Leslie’s Retreat Closed: Leslie’s Retreat on North Street in Salem has officially closed after being in business for 37 years. The long time Salem restaurant has been closed since this past Easter and intended on re-opening. The owner, Claire Chalifour, gave the official message to the public by posting a sign outside the restaurant saying “Leslie’s Retreat is offically closed. Thank you all for 37 years of memories. It’s been a sincere joy. I’ve shared outstanding times and memories but it is time to hang up my apron.”
Bonchon Coming Soon to Salem: Bonchon will be opening soon at 299 Essex Street in Downtown Salem. Bonchon is an Asian Fusion Restaurant that specializes in Korean-style fried chicken. Bonchon has been called “The best chicken wings in the country” by CNN, was named the “Best Game Day Food” by Seamless, and recently praised by Zagat, Philadelphia Magazine and Washingtonian Magazine.
A Wine & Cheese Shop Coming to Salem: The Cheese Shop of Salem will be opening in downtown Salem later this summer. The new shop; located at 45 Lafayette Street; will specialize in local and imported cheeses, wines, beers, and ciders, and inspiring groceries. Visit The Cheese Shop of Salem’s Facebook page.
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