664R Commercial Street

Talk about living over the store! As soon as the foliage disappears on the short bluff overlooking Michael Shay’s Rib and Seafood House, 350 Bradford Street, this handsome 1949 ski-chalet style home emerges into clearer view. It looks from a distance like an especially well-preserved specimen of postwar architecture. Its survival may be explained in part by the fact that the property has been owned at least since 1959 by the Santos family, owners and operators of Michael Shay’s and its predecessors at the foot of the bluff: Captain’s Galley, Howard Johnson’s and Basil’s Place. Basil is Basil P. Santos, Michael is his son and Shay is Michael’s wife.

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