Marshfield: Officials grant liquor license to Cask N Flagon in AA Buffet takeover

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Marshfield selectmen have granted a liquor and entertainment license to The Cask N Flagon, as the Boston based restaurant prepares to take ownership of the AA Buffet on Route 139.

The Cask N Flagon is in the process of purchasing the AA Buffet, formerly known as the HaNaBi restaurant, which was notorious for its run-ins with Marshfield Police over drugs, underage drinking and other violations.

Cask N Flagon owner Dana Van Fleet is also a Marshfield resident. He assured the town and the Board of Selectmen that the new restaurant will be family oriented and well managed.

Van Fleet said, “HaNaBi decided to open a night club and run an establishment that didn’t really care about the rules and regulations and laws of the Commonwealth. I think the restaurant that we plan on putting into that building will be a family type of restaurant, where residents of Marshfield and surrounding towns can bring their children to. It’s not going to be a nightclub. It’s going to be a restaurant with many TV’s that gives it a sports bar theme to it. We’ll have a full menu, a kids menu and light, live entertainment. I think it’s something that residents will be very proud of.”  

Van Fleet is hoping to close on the purchase the AA Buffet in April, then after three months for renovations, open the new Cask N Flagon sometime in August.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.