List of North Boston businesses we miss that have closed permanently


More than 100 businesses north of Boston have closed in the past 18 months, including beloved restaurants, popular breweries, quaint markets and unique retail stores.

Whether these closures were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, bankruptcy, death of an owner, or retirement, we know these businesses – places like Angelica’s in Middleton, Cape Ann Brewing in Gloucester and 9 Wallis in Beverly – we really miss the Region.

The last supper at Angelica’s

For just over 29 years, Angelica’s in Middleton was a favorite spot for wedding receptions, business meetings, family celebrations, Thanksgiving meals, and Saturday night dinner.

However, owner Chris Kourkoulis closed the popular South Main Street restaurant in December, saying it was a decision he didn’t want to have to make.

“I don’t see the future improving quickly,” he said, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a contributing factor. “I just decided to bite the bullet and look forward to something else.”

Additionally, Kourkoulis said the cost of food has increased dramatically over the past eight years.

Sails Down at Cape Ann Brewing

One of the oldest breweries on the North Shore has closed for good in the past year.

Cape Ann Brewing Company, which was a staple of Gloucester’s waterfront for nearly two decades, ceased operations in January.

“It is with great sadness that I announce the final closure of the Cape Ann Brewing Company,” owner Jeremy Goldberg said via Facebook.

Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester has closed for good during the pandemic.

Located at 11 Rogers Street, the Cape Ann Brewing Company featured a pub serving world-class beer, fresh seafood and other fare.

“During the summer of 2002, an informal conversation gave birth to the idea, perhaps ill-thought out, of what would become the Cape Ann Brewing Company,” Goldberg explained. “We are proud of what we have created over the past 18 years. During this time, we have weathered many storms, sometimes enjoyed calm seas, and have always been grateful for the strong headwinds that guided our journey. Unfortunately, the current climate has turned out to be our last sail.

The stage lights go out at 9 Wallis

While plenty of live entertainment venues have reopened, earlier this year Vickie, Peter and John Van Ness announced that 9 Wallis would not.

The Van Nesses shared the unfortunate news via Facebook in June.

“We know the last 15 months have been extraordinarily difficult for you,” they posted. “They have been difficult for us too and we are extremely grateful for the kind words and support we have received from artists and fans during this calamity.”

9 Wallis is an intimate performance venue in downtown Beverly.

Over the past year, the Van Nesses have said they are scrambling to be ready to reopen 9 Wallis when the time comes.

“Unfortunately, too many factors conspired to make reopening impossible,” they shared. “With no income from 9 Wallis for 15 months and a substantial loss due to the closure of our drive-ins, we are no longer able to continue to pour our own money into the venue. Considering the hefty reopening costs, combined with our landlord at 9 Wallis refusing to forgive any rent, we just don’t have the money to reopen. More importantly, we no longer have enough assets to face the enormous risks inherent in operating a concert hall. “

Below is a full list of companies that have permanently closed their storefronts since March 2020.

Beverly business closures

Union Jack Market (products available on Backbeat Brewery)

Good neighbor

Land house

Fine Goods

Chives Events & Catering

The local beet

The healthy animal

Suburbs Bohemia


Omelet factory

Ryal Side Cafe

Metro (Cabot Street location)

Alma Caribbean Fusion

The Moon + The Carpet (passed to online courses)

Kind Lab (offbeat online activity)

Super chicken

9 Valais

Beverly Wild Bird & Pet Supply

Winfrey’s Fudge & Chocolates (location has become a packaging facility)

Super Chicken in downtown Beverly closed for good on May 28.

Business closures in Danvers

Ann & Hope Curtain & Bathrobe


Laser Quest

Chuck E. Cheese


Pier 1 Imports

The Italian cuisine of Calitri

Hometown Cafe

Maple Street Dunkin

Hawthorne Tours

Gibney Gardens

Chuck’s restaurant

Monkey Joe’s

Freedom Travel


ToppSalad (moved to Beverly)

Danvers Chuck E. Cheese closed its doors last summer after the chain filed for bankruptcy.

Saugus business closures

La Vita Mia

The Tumble Inn restaurant

Midwestern Grill

Bed bath and beyond

Large Y

Chinese Hoya, Sushi & Teriyaki

North Shore Bank branch at 489 Lincoln Ave.

Webster First Federal Credit Union branch at 448 Lincoln Ave.

One stop market

Sears at Square One Mall


Boston Interiors

Men’s clothing house


Second hand shop

Bistro in Saugus.

Following:The owners sell the Bistro’s restaurant in Saugus

Business closures in Salem

Derby Joe

Scratch kitchen

Salem beer work

Urban lifestyle

Lobsah on a roll

Salem Moose Lodge

Chocolates from the Alley of Turtles II

Salem Smoke & Vape Shop

Po’boys and pies

Aroma Sanctum Perfumes

East Sakura Sushi and Chinese Buffet

Summer pizza

Kokeshi (moved to Bambolina)

Amazing Pizza (moved to Beverly)

Cordonnier Gagnon (moved to Beverly)

BeerWorks has announced the permanent closure of its sites in Boston, Salem, Lowell, Hingham and Framingham in July 2021.

Peabody business closures


Kelley Square Pub

Karl’s Sausage Kitchen & Market (café only – market still in operation)

Get back in shape anytime

Working world

Burton’s Grill & Bar

Centenary grid

Christmas Eve at Budget Pools

Sea Witch Restaurant and Seafood Shop

A sign outside Captain Carlo's in Gloucester thanks guests for many years of memories.

Business Closures in Gloucester

Cape Ann Brewing Company


The market restaurant

Captain Carlo’s

Business closures in Newburyport


Restaurant Andiamo + Bar

Plum Island coffee roasters

Marble head

The Imperial Mandarin

Shoe kitchen

Cafe La Sirena

Business closures in Nahant

Nahant Fish and Lobster

Business Closures in Swampscott

Newman Bakery

Vietnamese cuisine and sushi bar from Nguyen

Newman's Bakery in Swampscott closed at the end of 2020.

Lynn Business Closures

Hanks Skinny Barbecue

Business Closures in Lynnfield

Kitchen and gas bar

Business closures in Topsfield

Painted Cottage

Business Closures in Middleton

Angelique’s restaurant

Morse dry cleaners

China Villa of Middleton (closed August 31)

Rowley Business Closures

Bradford Tavern

Bradford Tavern in Rowley closed permanently in December 2020.

Business closures in Somerville

Moroccan hospitality restaurant


Punjabi cuisine and Punjabi grill

Lively cuisine

The public house of the black horse

Frozen Hoagies

Bull McCabe’s

Somerville Brewing Company

Au bon pain



Thunder road

Jaju Pierogi (Bow Market closed display; wholesale activity continues)

Bull McCabe's in Union Square.

Revere business closures

Fiore market

Banana boat

China Rome

D’Amelio’s Off the Boat Seafood

Esposito bakery

Business closures in Stoneham

China Moon

Business closures in Medford

Mystical roaster (coffee only)

Model sporting goods

Boston Sports Cub

Melrose business closures

Italian Pizzeria by Gabriella

Malden business closures

Infused Creole


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