By Jann Wiswall
On Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Village Planning Board set a public hearing to allow comment on a special use permit application for a proposed new brick-oven pizza restaurant at 21 Monroe Street. The public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
The proposed restaurant, located in the former laundromat building, will be called Monroe Street Brick & Brew. It will have 512 square feet of space with seating for 20 patrons and two reserved parking spaces for employees.
The planning board also reviewed and approved the submitted architectural design plans for the restaurant, which calls for installation of two fixed windows on either side of the front door.
The owners have applied for a liquor license to allow them to serve craft beer and wine.
The board will review signage designs at its next meeting.
In other business, the planning board held a public hearing on the special use permit application for 26-28 Washington Street to allow short-term, seasonal rentals of second floor apartments in the newly renovated building owned by Ed and Maribeth Rick. There were no comments from the public and the board approved the application. The Ricks noted that apartments also are available for long-term lease.
The next meeting of the Village Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the village/town hall.