BRINE Relocating to 17 State Street, Newburyport

Locally Owned Oyster & Steak Bar will Nearly Double Seating Capacity in New Location

NEWBURYPORT, MASSACHUSETTS (March 2021) – Newburyport oyster and steak bar BRINE will relocate to 17 State Street, the longtime former home of Fowle's News. BRINE’s new location will provide expanded seating in a newly renovated space. A late spring 2021 opening is planned.

“We are excited to remain a part of Newburyport by moving into this iconic space right next door to our original location. Brine will evolve into a larger floor plan and expand its offerings to include prime steak, locally harvested oysters, refreshing crudo and a well-balanced beverage program,” says Nancy Batista-Caswell, Proprietor of

Caswell Restaurants of Newburyport and Boston. 

BRINE’s new location will offer a similar feel to its prior space including exposed brick, a sleek, stainless and Carrera marble bar, industrial lighting and furnishings that make the fresh fish and butchered meats the focal element. Guests will also enjoy an extended steak menu, complementing the oyster and crudo offerings.

BRINE features a daily selection of Ceviche, Crudo — fresh Bivalves, Tartare, Sashimi, Carpaccio — Cotton, Brandade, and Espumas in addition to select prime cuts and butchered chops. Carpet Baggers, Daily Dock specials and Po’boys round out a menu of Italian and Spanish influences. For more information, visit

"Nancy is a savvy, successful and creative restaurateur  ," says Chris Skiba, General Manager of Newburyport Development. "We look forward to incorporating her vision for BRINE into this iconic space, creating a welcoming new home for this well-known oyster and steak bar."

Newburyport Development
Newburyport Development, a New England Development Company, is located in the heart of downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts, where you’ll find historic neighborhoods and cobblestone streets alongside contemporary restaurants, a shopper’s paradise, and modern galleries. As one of Newburyport’s leading property owners and property managers, Newburyport Development owns more than 50 prime retail/office locations and residential units throughout downtown Newburyport, plus Newburyport Marinas, and Michael’s Harborside restaurant.

Newburyport shops include Native Sun, Lively Kids, Best of British, Talbots, M.K. Benatti Jewelers, SOAK and many more. Dining selections feature Michael’s Harborside, The Poynt, Brick & Ash, Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante, Tuscan Sea Grill & Bar, and coming soon BRINE, among others. All are part of Newburyport’s vibrant waterside setting, which offers some of New England’s best fishing, boating, dining, and shopping. For more information, visit and

New England Development
For over forty years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management - delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types. These projects transform complex challenges into preferred locations, generate long-term value to communities, afford compelling opportunities for local and national businesses, and offer sought-after experiences to a wide range of consumers.

The company is acclaimed for creating some of the country's most widely-recognized and successful regional centers, as well as multifaceted developments that combine retail, residential, hotel, and office uses. Outlet centers, high-end and street-front retail, airport retail, golf courses, restaurants, and marinas round out New England Development's robust portfolio. For more information, visit