Planning Board Vice Chair questions ‘Street Food’ proposal

Planning Board Vice Chair questions ‘Street Food’ proposal

ROCKPORT – Board Vice Chair John Viehman expressed concerns about a proposal to build a just take-out restaurant and three meals vans at 330 Commercial St., arguing that it was the “entryway to our city.”

Viehman reported he noticed “anything and everything” heading on at the previous motor vehicle dealership property, ranging from the Salon Suites business to sale of objects which include Adirondack chairs and a canoe. “I don’t experience a approach,” he mentioned.

Stephanie Turner of Salon Suites attended the Arranging Board conference June 24 alongside with Jim Turner and their lover Mary Kate Moriarty for a pre-application. They are trying to find to begin a acquire-out meals organization in a 20-by-20 making on the residence and incorporate 3 food items vans and five sellers to build an out of doors food court docket.

Turner claimed the creating was the former Point Lookout gazebo, which had been moved to the internet site.

The former Stage Lookout gazebo is staying turned into a takeout restaurant in Rockport. Picture by Daniel Dunkle

She also claimed the meals would be all “plant based” with a Southwest meets Southeast Asia really feel. Moriarty mentioned she grew up in Cambodia and needs to deliver that delicacies to the company.

The home is owned by Douglas Clayton.

Associates of the Organizing Board questioned whether or not the businesspeople must have come to the board formerly for acceptance of other businesses at the moment operating on the previous motor vehicle dealership assets. Turner mentioned they experienced obtained acceptance through the code office environment.

Board customers also questioned no matter if the foodstuff trucks would crank out a large amount of traffic and how they may well satisfy the signal ordinance with various eateries on the home. It was famous that food items trucks themselves can provide as going billboards.

Turner mentioned she would not have foods vehicles that experienced signs on them or that string lights.

“The final thing we want is this space to glimpse like a carnival,” she mentioned.

She also reported the food truck principle was secondary to the get-out company from the constructing. Even so, the arranging board customers sought to have the information of the strategy nailed down somewhat than obscure.

“We cannot be voting on maybes,” a single member said.

The target is to have the enterprise up and operating by August or September and operate 5 or 6 days for every week from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The job would have to arrive ahead of the board once again for acceptance, this remaining just an preliminary discussion in the approach.

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