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LYNN (April 2009) – The Lynn Restaurant Group (LRG) has announced the grand opening of The Blue Ox, slated for April 14, 2009. The Restaurant/Bar promises to bring quality food, service and an expanded range of dining options to Downtown Lynn, revitalizing the downtown neighborhood.

“The addition The Blue Ox further bolsters our efforts to revitalize the downtown district,” said Lynn Mayor Chip Clancy. “The Blue Ox is an example of north shore residents, reinvesting in their community and we believe the improving economy will allow the business to flourish.”

“Bringing The Blue Ox to the Downtown Lynn was truly a collaboration between parties all invested in the success of the city,” said Mark DeJoie, Principle of the Lynn Restaurant Group. “We believe that The Blue Ox brings adds a quality, affordable option to the restaurant pipeline.”

The casual American restaurant is led by Executive Chef, Matt O’Neil, formerly of No. 9 Park, Prezza and Copia in Boston. The menu boasts baby back rib appetizers, traditional soups, salads and pastas and includes burgers, grilled swordfish and hanger steak entrees, to name a few. Prices for appetizers, soups and salads range from $5-$10 and pastas and entrees from $7-$18. The restaurant serves beer, wine and cocktails.

“I’m just as much a diner as I am a chef and for me, it’s about quality food and a quality experience at a value,” said O’Neil. “I apply the same standards to my kitchen that I expect when I dine-out. This allows me to create flavorful, thoughtfully -constructed basics in a comfortable atmosphere.”

Purpose and intention flow from the kitchen and the menu to the interior of the restaurant, where paintings by acclaimed Martha’s Vineyard artist, Traeger DiPietro are on display.

Located at 191 Oxford Street in downtown Lynn, The Blue Ox will be open for dinner Tuesday- Saturday 5pm-10:30pm. The attended parking lot is free to diners.

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About Lynn Restaurant Group

The Lynn Restaurant Group, Inc., headed by Mark DeJoie, was formed by Lynn residents and local business people who believe that Lynn is in vital need of a community restaurant and meeting place in the downtown.