Kelly's Landing has been around for a few years now, but it depends on how you're counting as to what anniversary they'll celebrate Sunday. The restaurant, which serves up New England fare, has been there 23 years, but the new ownership took over two years ago.
"So we've been saying this is the second-slash-23rd anniversary," says co-owner Bob Beatty.
No matter how you count it, Kelly's Landing will hold an anniversary bash in the
parking lot this Sunday from noon until whenever the beer and food runs
out. They'll have a grill outside serving up fish sandwiches, fries,
quahogs, and the like. There will be some simple games for the kids,
like beanbag toss and bowling. A DJ will spin from noon until 6 p.m.,
and then a guitarist will take over.
Craft booths and a bake
sale will benefit the children of a 16-year waitstaff veteran from
Kelly's who died this year from leukemia. "We set up a college fund for
her kids, and we've been doing a few fundraisers for it," Beatty says.
"Hopefully we'll raise some money for them and have fun with it."
expects about a thousand people this year, similar to last year, the
first time they had an anniversary party. "A lot of our reguar
customers will be there," Beatty says, "and hopefully we bring in a few
After two/23 years, you can bet there's regulars.