“This will be a family culinary adventure, where every member can enjoy something different of their choosing,” said Devin Adams, who owns both restaurants. “The idea is for families and others who come here to find something new to enjoy with each visit.”
The targeted opening date is around Memorial Day, dependent on COVID-19 restrictions that are in place at that time. The roughly one-acre property is owned by Hingham residents Chris and Diana Reale.
Pearl & Lime will offer a raw bar, tacos, and more. The Townshend kitchen will operate the high-quality beach food concept, including pizza, fried chicken sandwiches, salads, and other menu items.
Outdoor table service will be provided on the boardwalk, along with walk-up “pick up and go” food service for beachgoers.
The Paragon Beach Club, the lifestyle aspect of the Boardwalk property, may feature fitness and yoga classes and family activities.
Social distancing and face mask requirements will be followed on the entire site.
“What makes this location special,” Adams said, “is that Nantasket Beach is on one side and the bay with views of World’s End and sunrises and sunsets is on the other.”
Boardwalk offerings will also include food trucks, craft beer, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed juice, and an ice cream operation run by Townshend and its culinary partners. “It’ll be a fun concept, featuring blends of ice cream with different mixes and flavors,” Adams said.
The concept behind the Boardwalk is to build on the nostalgia of what made Paragon Park special during its heyday while upgrading the quality and service.
Reale recently submitted a mixed-use proposal for the 3.5-acre parcel next to the Boardwalk that was once part of Paragon Park, which he referred to as a “premier oceanfront destination at the entrance to Hull.”
The existing arcade — which has been closed for nearly a year — and the miniature golf course would be demolished to make way for the new mixed-use building.
If the necessary town approvals are gained, the development will feature 140 rental units, year-round retail space, and related amenities and improvements.
These would include an outdoor pool and cabana with sunset views over World’s End, a fitness center, game room, and a rooftop lounge with 360-degree water views.