January 13, 2021 by Carol Britton Meyer
Visitors to the revitalized Paragon Boardwalk in Hull, owned by Hingham residents Chris and Diana Reale, will be part of a "family culinary adventure."
The venue will feature Townshend and Pearl & Lime Bar & Cocina eateries in two of the shipping containers that will dot the site -- offshoots of the two popular Quincy restaurants with the same names -- and much more.
"The idea is for families and others who come here to find something new to enjoy every time they visit," said Townshend and Pearl & Lime owner Devin Adams.
The targeted opening date is around Memorial Day, dependent on COVID-19 restrictions that are in place at that time.
The concept behind the new Boardwalk is to build on the nostalgia of what made Paragon Park special during its heyday while upgrading the quality and service.
Pearl & Lime will offer tacos, a raw bar, and other tasty offerings. The Townshend kitchen will operate the high-quality beach food concept, including fried chicken sandwiches, salads, pizza, and much more.
Many Hingham residents are already fans of the two Quincy restaurants, which they have frequented. "Quality is the driver," Adams said. "Hingham patrons who are already familiar with Pearl & Lime and Townshend will now have another option to enjoy their offerings in neighboring Hull, with views of the ocean."
Outdoor table service will be provided on the boardwalk, with "pick up and go" food service for beachgoers.
The Paragon Beach Club, the lifestyle aspect of the Boardwalk property, will feature fitness and yoga classes and family activities.
Social distancing and face mask requirements will be followed on the entire site.
Boardwalk offerings will also include craft beer, margaritas made with fresh-squeezed juice, food trucks, and an ice cream operation run by Townshend and its culinary partners. "It'll be a fun concept, featuring different ice cream flavors blended with various mixes," Adams said.
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 refers to as a "premier oceanfront destination at the entrance to Hull."
If the necessary Hull town approvals are gained, the mixed-use building will feature year-round retail space, 140 rental units, and related amenities and improvements.
The arcade -- which has been closed for nearly a year -- and the miniature golf course would be demolished to make way for the new development.