Welcome to Cheever Tavern, where flavorful, handmade food and drink, prepared with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, is served in an equally tasteful setting, whether you’re inside, on the deck, or beside the fire pit on the patio. We’re a contemporary American Tavern situated in historic Norwell Center, with a nod to the past, but a passion for today’s tastes.
Cheever Tavern is named for Pulitzer Prize winner John Cheever, one of America’s premier authors of the 20th century. Cheever was born in Quincy, and he attended Thayer Academy. His first published short story, “Expelled,” was based on his experience at Thayer. Cheever passed away on June 18, 1982. His funeral was held across the street at the First Parish Unitarian Church, with his eulogy delivered by John Updike. He is buried next to his parents, a few feet from the front door of Cheever Tavern.
Anthemion Senior Lifestyles was founded to develop and operate specially designed lifestyle communities for active adults in the areas of independent and assisted living with memory care being a subcategory.
Tamilyn Liesenfeld, the Company’s CEO and Managing Partner, is a senior housing executive with over 25 years of financial and operational experience focusing on independent and assisted living, Alzheimer’s assisted living and long-term and short-term skilled nursing care including specialty programs for brain injury and ventilation care. She has over 20 years experience in ground-up development of independent and assisted living facilities. Tamilyn is a licensed Attorney in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, a Member of Board of Assessors for the Town of Weston and a Member of the Women’s Leadership Council at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.