Friday, June 8, 2012
Wenham officials are considering a proposal from Richdale and the state Lottery Commission to install a Keno monitor in the convenience store in West Wenham.
The addition of a Keno monitor at the Richdale convenience store in Wenham could mean the store could become “one step shy of a casino-type operation,” according to one selectman. Wenham Selectman Patrick Wilson said Tuesday that the Board of Selectmen has a responsibility to look out for the residents of the neighborhood around the store on Topsfield Road in West Wenham, at the intersection with Maple Street. Wilson’s comments came on the eve of the deadline for the Selectmen to opine on a proposal from Richdale and the state Lottery Commission to install a Keno monitor, a table and six chairs in the store. “I’m concerned about the impact this would have on the character of the store and the neighborhood,” Wilson said. Interim Town …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The liquor license being sought for the Wenham Tea House cleared a major hurdle late last week.
The finish line is now in sight in the quest for a so-called “pouring license” for the Wenham Tea House. Last Thursday, the Senate bill authorizing the liquor license was passed and it now moves to the House of Representatives, where Wenham Town Administrator Mark Andrews said he anticipates few problems. Andrews is expected to update the Wenham Board if Selectmen about the progress of the license when the board meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Wenham Town Hall. Wenham held a Special Town Meeting in February to begin the process of a home rule petition for the license, which will go to Henry’s Fine Foods, which took over management of the Tea House in March. Voters unanimously approved the petition, which then started on Beacon Hill as a …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Wenham Board of Selectmen said it was the board's preference for a package store liquor license to go to Grassy Roots, but on Tuesday night will hear first from Richdale, which was the first to file a complete application.
The attorney for Richdale market in Wenham said Monday he’s not sure what to expect from the Board of Selectmen when it considers a package store liquor license for the store on Tuesday night. In February, the Board of Selectmen said it favored awarding the town’s single package store license to Grassy Roots because its plans to use the license align most closely to the initial intentions of the license when approved by Town Meeting voters. Before expressing its preference, the board had asked the three businesses hoping for a license to submit an “expression of interest,” according to Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren. From there, the board determined the plan from Grassy Roots most aligned with the intention of the town’s only license, …
Monday, April 2, 2012
An opportunity to try out for a summer production at the Community House is coming up.
Welcome to Last Chance, a regular Monday feature that will provide a list of upcoming deadlines that you may want to know about. We’ll feature the latest deadlines to take a class, join a bus trip to Foxwoods or register to vote. Here is a list of important dates that Hamilton and Wenham residents will want to know this week. Community House Theater Auditions: Next week, there will be two auditions for the upcoming production of “Hot Mikado.” The auditions will be held Monday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 11 from 7-9 p.m. at the Community House. Auditions are open to adults and students in grades 7-12. The production is a hilarious 1940s-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favorite that features an intoxicating mix of styles and …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Grassy Roots was told on Tuesday it is the "preferred candidate" to get Wenham's only package store license.
Grassy Roots was the Wenham Board of Selectmen’s top choice Tuesday night to move forward in the application process for the town’s only package store license. Three businesses – Grassy Roots, Nazir’s Fine Jewelry and Richdale – had all expressed interest in being granted the license. The package store liquor license became available when the Wenham Tea House chose to give it up in December. The Tea House’s new operator, Henry’s of North Beverly, plans to reopen the restaurant in April and is seeking a pouring license. Voters approved the first step at a Special Town Meeting last week, and a legislative petition moves on to the Legislature, a process that could take four to six months. In the meantime, Selectmen are charged with awarding …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The Wenham Board of Selectmen will take its time in deciding which one of three businesses will get the town's only package store license.
There’s no deadline to decide, so the Wenham Board of Selectmen will take their time in deciding which business will be given the town’s sole package store license. The Wenham Tea House had held the license, but when the restaurant there closed in December the Tea House gave up the license. The Tea House is now seeking a pouring license for its yet-to-be-announced new tenant and the first step in that process will be a vote next Wednesday, Feb. 15, at a Special Town Meeting. “We have one application available,” said Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren, referring to the newly open package store license. Three businesses have expressed interest in holding the license – Grassy Roots, Nazir’s and Richdale. In the end, Selectmen have asked …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Three Wenham businesses are seeking the towns only package store license and Selectmen work to decide whether the town should have more licenses.
Wenham’s sole package store license is now a hot commodity – there are three local business that have expressed interest in holding the license. The Wenham Tea House had held the license until December, when the restaurant closed. But the restaurant plans to reopen soon under new management and as part of that agreement, the Tea House is seeking a so-called “pouring license.” That proposal, which will require the state Legislature’s approval, first goes before a Special Town Meeting now scheduled for Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School. On Tuesday night, though, the Wenham Board of Selectmen had to decide whether to expand the number of package store licenses held by the town plus decide which of the three businesses will get the …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Find out which coffee shops and stores in Hamilton and Wenham are open on Thanksgiving Day.
Here’s a wrapup on what is open on Thanksgiving Day in Hamilton and Wenham. Restaurants The Henderson’s Café: Coffee and donuts will be served from 4-9 a.m. Dunkin Donuts: Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stores Richdale: Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. CVS: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., pharmacy will be closed all day. Hamilton Convenience: Open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Most other restaurants, stores and businesses in Hamilton and Wenham will be closed. If you still want to check, try our “Places” directory for phone numbers, websites and other information.