Carroll's Plans Return to Medford
Carroll's, a new restaurant and bar planned for 21 Main St., is in the licensing process.
A Medford classic has plans to be re-born.
Carroll's was once a diner on Main Street, just south of Medford Square. Now there are plans for a new Carroll's at 21 Main St.
The family-owned and operated business is in the early stages of demolition work inside the new location, where Il Faro restaurant once was, and hopes to open before Christmas, Owner Maury Carroll said.
"We think it will be something special," Carroll said. "We know the Square is getting rejuvenated and we’re pleased to be a piece of the puzzle."
The restaurant and bar will be open for lunch, dinner and late-night eats, featuring a menu with "some interesting items," Carroll said. The city council on Tuesday will consider a request to allow the restaurant to remain open until 1 a.m.
The original Carroll's, located at 101 Main St., was opened in the 1930s by Carroll's grandfather, also named Maury. Maury's brother, Tom, and his son, also Maury, will be involved in the new establishment, he said. The original closed in 1986.
“We've been in the hospitality business all our lives," Carroll said. "We know what it’s all about."
The Carroll's had plans to open a new restaurant at 55 High St. in 2008, but it didn't work out, Maury Carroll said.
"Unfortunately, we got half way through and the financing fell through and we had to walk away," Carroll said. "That space is now Salvatore's, and they've got a great restaurant going."
Things came together quickly at the 21 Main St. location after Il Faro was seized by the Department of Revenue in May.
“This came together very unexpectedly," Carroll said. "We were looking at another spot and this came along."