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Venus de Milo Restaurant reopening delayed due to lack of employees



The re-opening of an iconic area restaurant will have to wait.

Venus de Milo Restaurant, which was hoping to open for Memorial Day weekend, is having a difficult time recruiting employees, according to The Somerset Sentinel. Due to the issue, the eatery has decided to delay the opening indefinitely until more experienced help is available.

Businesses across the country have had a difficult time filling positions and Massachusetts is no exception. The problem is so severe that Massachusetts lawmakers are eyeing a three part $1,200 get back to work bonus.

Takeout will still be available at 75 Grand Army Highway in Swansea from Friday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

The summer items menu will be released soon in time for the Fourth of July holiday.

In mid-June, the booking of weddings and anniversary parties, as well as corporate and union parties will begin.

Owner Monte Ferris announced in September of 2020 that the Venus de Milo would be closing and the property was put up for sale due to impacts from the COVID-19 virus. However, Ferris announced a change of heart earlier this month and had anticipated a soft opening this coming weekend.

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