Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack seeks new, temporary location

  • Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack at 232 Northampton St. (Rt. 10) in Easthampton. Photographed on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. In the background is the site of the former Fedor Oldsmobile Pontiac dealership, where a second River Valley Co-op store is to be built. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack at 232 Northampton St. (Rt. 10) in Easthampton. Photographed on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • What was once the larger of two seating areas at Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack, at upper left, is now behind construction fencing for a new River Valley Co-op store on Northampton Street (Rt. 10) in Easthampton. Photographed on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The former Fedor Oldsmobile Pontiac dealership can be seen adjacent to Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack on Northampton St. (Rt. 10) in Easthampton. Photographed on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Captain Jack's Roadside Shack at 232 Northampton St. (Rt. 10) in Easthampton. Photographed on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack at 232 Northampton St. (Rt. 10) in Easthampton. Photographed on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Staff Writer
Published: 2/24/2020 4:36:50 PM

EASTHAMPTON — Popular seafood spot Captain Jack’s Roadside Shack is seeking a temporary location for the year, with plans to reopen in the early spring.

“Our goal is April 1,” said Kevin Sahagian, the restaurant’s owner.

Captain Jack’s 232 Northampton St. location closed in mid-January. The nearly 10-acre property on which the shack sits, as well as the building itself, was purchased by River Valley Co-op, which is building a new store on Northampton Street.

Sahagian said that relations between his business and the co-op are good and that Captain Jack’s will be back in its 232 Northampton St. location in 2021. The restaurant has signed a lease with the co-op.

In the meantime, Sahagian is seeking a temporary home for Captain Jack’s while the new co-op is under construction. And despite a post on Facebook from Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz describing a standing offer to “crane you up and over the town line into Northampton,” Sahagian said he wants a spot less than a half-mile from the Northampton Street location, noting that people come from out of town to enjoy Captain Jack’s and might not know of its temporary relocation.

“I want to stay as close to the shack as possible,” he said.

Sahagian also said that getting a new spot is “in the works.”

“As soon as I know, I will tell everyone what’s going on,” he said.

Sahagian founded the restaurant, which opened in 2011. He also said that he did most of the design of the restaurant and refurbishing of the building, a former used car dealership office, himself.

Items on Captain Jack’s menu include clam rolls, fish and chips, thin-sliced onion rings and hamburgers.

Bera Dunau can be reached at bdunau@gazettenet.com.




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