SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) — An iconic Massachusetts restaurant and wedding venue is coming back.
After a multimillion-dollar renovation is complete, the Venus de Milo is expected to reopen in the middle of November, according to Swansea Town Selectman Christopher Carreiro. People from all over have fond memories of this banquet and restaurant facility.
“Venus de Milo is a staple in this community,” Carreiro explained. “Personally I remember my mother talking about how she met Frank Sinatra.”
Construction started early this summer after closing its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, when all big events were canceled. Town Selectman Carreiro said this is one of many projects on Route 6 in Swansea.
“This whole area will be reinvigorated,” Carreriro said. “I think there’s going to be a renaissance of activity.”
The hope is for this venue to bring more people to the community, spending money here and at other businesses in the area.
“Without Venus de Milo active, thousands of people were not visiting Swansea,” Carreriro said. “Now we’re bringing these folks back into this great community.”
Monte Ferris Jr., the son of owner Monte Ferris, is the lead behind the project.