The Andover Select Board was scheduled to review a liquor license Tuesday for a new restaurant the owners of a popular Downtown restaurant plan to open Andover Village Square.

The Autograph will open in the space at 89 Main Street vacated by Smythe & Dove/Dakota Bar when it abruptly closed in January. Chef Paul LaRosa opened LaRosa’s with Michael and Jamie Cammarata in 2009; LaRosa and Michael Cammarata are listed as owners of the new sports bar and restaurant, according to state corporation records.

Cammarata will manage The Autograph, according to the liquor license application (see page 5). The new restaurant will employ 40 people.

Smythe & Dove said it would be closed for two weeks for a deep cleaning on Jan. 1. By the end of the month, the signs had come off the 140-seat steak house, and its Website and Facebook page were also taken down in January.

Smythe & Dove opened in the spring of 2019 — on the heels of the 2018 Merrimack Valley gas explosions and a year before the coronavirus pandemic brought the restaurant industry to a halt. The restaurant demolished the site of the former Andover Bookstore, which moved to 74 Main Street in August 2017, to build the current space.

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