Residents’ CVS Appeal Fails – Marty’s Liquor License Transfer Hearing

At their October 14 meeting, the Board of Appeals voted 5-0 to deny the residents’ appeal and to uphold the building inspector’s ruling that CVS Pharmacy is a retail use, which is permitted in the Downtown Business District.

Transfer of Colella’s Liquor License

Coming up this week, the Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen’s Hearing Room, Town Hall, to consider a transfer of liquor license application from Colella’s Supermarket, Inc. (d/b/a Colella’s) to Siegal and Sons Investments (d/b/a Marty’s) for a section 15 all alcohol package license to be consumed off the premises at 61 Main Street. The Selectmen’s meeting begins at 6:30pm and the liquor license hearing is scheduled for approximately 7:30pm.

Supporting Exhibits:

  1. Legal Newspaper Notification & Abutter information;
  2. Proponent Applications & Cover Letter Part 1 (General Information);
  3. Proponent Application Part 2 (Floor Plan, Organization & P&S);
  4. Proponent Application Part 3 (Lease);
  5. Permitting Team Comments (Police, Fire, Land Use, Zoning, DPW).

The Massachusetts Liquor Control Act places a quota or limit on the number of alcoholic beverages licenses a city or town can issue. The quota is based on the population of the community as determined by the most recent federal census.  Each city or town may issue one off-premises (Section 15) all-alcoholic beverages license for each unit of 5,000 persons (or fraction thereof) with a minimum of 2. One wine and malt license may be granted for each unit of 5,000 persons (or fraction thereof) with a minimum of 5.