By Jann Wiswall
The Village Planning Board approved a special use permit for Steve Feldman and Frank Maduri, allowing them to open a brick oven pizza shop at 21 Monroe Street in the building that formerly housed a Laundromat.
Following a public hearing that generated no public comments, the board confirmed that all paperwork was in order for the restaurant. The board also approved the shop’s proposed hanging sign with lighting.
The restaurant will be called Monroe Street Brick & Brew. It will have 512 square feet of space with a maximum occupancy of 46 customers. There will be a brick pizza oven and a small bar where craft beers and wine will be served. Delivery service will be offered.
The owners said they might apply for a full liquor license in the future. They also may propose to renovate the building façade, but those renovations are on hold for the time being.
The owners hope to open the new restaurant by mid-late March.
The planning board reviewed and approved submitted architectural design plans for a new private residence at 35 W. Washington Street; the existing structure will be demolished. And architectural designs for the exterior renovation and addition of a new porch at 10 Mechanic Street were approved.
The next meeting of the Village Planning Board will be held on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m.