by Marc Hurwitz
It looks like one of the last of the region's old-school Polynesian restaurants is getting ready to close.
According to a Facebook post from one of the workers at the place, a sign out front says that Bali Hai in Lynnfield is shutting down for good, with the note stating that the Moulton Drive restaurant plans to close its doors on New Year's Eve. A newer Facebook post mentions that the closing date has been moved up to Sunday, December 30--we will try to confirm that this is indeed the final day as soon as we can.
Over the summer, we reported that plans were being made to replace Bali Hai with a luxury apartment complex, though an article from last month from the Daily Item said that those plans were rejected by the Zoning Board of Appeals. It is not known what might become of the space now, so stay tuned for updates as they come in.
Bali Hai, which first opened approximately 50 years ago, is known in part for its Chinese-American food along with its Polynesian cocktails and tiki drinks.
The address for Bali Hai is 160 Moulton Drive, Lynnfield, MA, 01940.
December 30 update: A Facebook post from photographer and diner documentarian Larry Cultera confirms that today is the last day for Bali Hai.
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