Sunday, March 10, 2013
From gas station to coffee house. This is what the Starbucks would look like.
Owners of the former Mobil gas station met with members of the Zoning Board of Appeals last week to discuss plans for the property where a Starbucks Coffee Shop is expected to open in the fall. Owner/Developer Salvatore Capital Partners plans to renovate the property at the corner of Main and North Streets, and is seeking three special permits for Zoning Bylaws: Check back on Monday, March 11, for the full story including the ZBA's skeptical view of a traffic impact report that says a Starbucks will generate only 30 more car trips than the Mobil gas station did during peak hours. TELL US: What do you think of the design? Tell us in the comment section below.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Applicant hopes to have Chinese restaurant at site of former Fresh Catch.
There might be a new Chinese restaurant in town. On Monday night, the Planning Board determined that a Chinese take-out restaurant hoping to move into 24 North Street is not a substantial change of use from the Fresh Catch Seafood and Butcher Shop. Applicant JuQin Zhong told the board, through a translator, that she plans to be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week, all year long except Thanksgiving Day. She may also stay open until 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. She expects to start with four employees, including delivery drivers. Planning Board members were concerned about parking in the front of the building and how it might affect other businesses, though it was determined the same parking conditions existed when …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
After one hour, the hearing was continued to April 1 at 8:45 p.m.
Starbucks is one step closer to opening its doors this fall. On Monday night, the Planning Board heard from representatives of the "Medfield 467 Main LLC," which is owned by Salvatore Capital Partners LLC (which also recent purchased the Lord's building), who are seeking Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board. Salvatore hopes to renovate the former Mobil gas station, at the corner of Main and North Streets, into a Starbucks coffee shop by September. Monday was the first public hearing at which the board discussed the matter for more than an hour, then continued the hearing to April 1 at 8:45 p.m. Information discussed with the engineer, Richard Merrikin, included: The Board also meet with traffic engineer Gary McNaughton regarding…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The hearing will start at 8:45 p.m. at the Town House.
The Planning Board will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the proposed Starbucks in the former Mobil gas station at 467 Main Street. The hearing will start at 8:45 p.m. in the Chenery meeting room on the second floor of Town Hall. Developer Salvatore Capital Partners (which also purchased the Lord's building) plans to transform the former Mobil station to a Starbucks coffee shop by September. The official applicant, "Medfield 467 Main LLC," is seeking Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board. They hope to keep and convert the existing 1,390 square foot gas station and add approximately 300 feet to the left of the building. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. with a public hearing for the proposed new art and athletic building at …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Selectmen will have a full agenda tonight.
The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 p.m. Tonight's agenda includes a meeting with the Planning Board at 8 p.m. regarding a suggested zoning bylaw that would relegate medical marijuana dispensaries to the town's Industrial areas. The full agenda includes: 7:00 p.m., Lyme Disease Study Committee, Chris Kaldy Chairman: Update Selectmen on committee's activities 7:15 p.m., Town Counsel Mark Cerel: Discuss analysis of legal work and pending litigation, and FY14 budget review 7:30 p.m., Public Hearing on application for a wine and malt beverage license, John Carrigg, manager of Medfield Commons, 270 Main Street 8:00 p.m., Medfield Planning Board: Discuss medical marijuana dispensaries 8:15 p.m., Robert Borrelli: Discuss proposed …