As of the writing of this article, three years have passed since local landmark the Hilltop Steakhouse closed its doors, and it has been more than a year since the restaurant was demolished.
By Leah Dearborn
Many in the community saw the closure of the Hilltop after 52 years of operation as the end of an era. In some ways, they may be correct. The implementation of new zoning regulations on Route 1 in May by a unanimous Saugus Town Meeting vote has been slowly changing the face of the road.