By Jann Wiswall
The owner of a new wholesale food business has final approval for a special use permit from the Village of Ellicottville Planning Board following a public hearing on Tuesday, June 9. The catering company, Wholesome Hideaway, will build out food preparation space in the Ellicottville Square complex on Bristol Lane in the space recently vacated by Core Performance Fitness.
The kitchen will require a sink, range, other appliances and ventilation. Kitchen operations must be approved by the County’s Health Department before the business can open.
Once completed, owner Brittany Lowry will be able to expand the wholesale food business she currently operates out of Nature’s Remedy on Monroe Street in Ellicottville.
The business specializes in dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free and other items that cater to people with special dietary needs or requests. Lowry expects to be able to expand her offerings beyond specialty granola bars and other items that are already being sold to retailers.
In other business, the planning board approved the architectural design plan as presented for a private residence on Elizabeth Street.
The next meeting of the Village Planning Board will be held on July 14 at 5:30 p.m. in the town/village hall.