2018-06-21 / News

Village Hearth gets OK to serve alcohol

Without fanfare Monday night, the town councilors trusted the zoning board’s recommendation and unanimously approved a liquor license for Village Hearth, the bakery at the corner of Watson Avenue and North Road.

During public hearings leading up to this measure, the regional supervisor of Cumberland Farms said he was worried parking would spill into the gas station’s lot because of increased business. An abutter, Tyrone Sutton, of 31 North Road, shared concerns about illegally parked cars in the area. While the zoning board agreed parking is problematic, the members said it’s not the restaurant’s responsibility to enforce traffic laws.

Councilman Blake Dickinson asked Chief of Police Ed Mello if he had any parking concerns. Mello said they had been vetted by the planning commission and the zoning board, and he had no objection to the liquor license. Only beer and wine will be permitted.

In related news, the owners of Angels Kitchen at the former House of Pizza on Narragansett Avenue received their dining license. It plans to open next week.

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