The restaurant gods take away, and then they giveth.
Just a day after Post 154 served its last, little-lamented meal downtown, Saugatuck welcomed its newest eatery.
In one of its oldest locations.
While dining at Rizzuto’s tonight, an alert “06880” reader noticed some activity across the street. He wandered over to see.
Parker Mansion — the reverently named successor to Mansion Clam House — is open for business.
Our diner was blown away by the interior. The formerly cramped ground floor is now wide and expansive.
Seating on the 2nd floor overlooks the action below.
An outdoor deck will be packed in summer. Even tonight, the view of the river — and the bridge, still sporting holiday lights — was very cool.
The menu includes steak, other meats and fish. There’s a wide selection of burgers, sandwiches, and “sides and sliders.” Soup specials change daily.
A number of familiar faces are behind the bar, and on the serving floor.
“This is one of those places you hope will make it,” our “06880” reporter says.
Welcome to the neighborhood, Parker Mansion!