Thursday, February 14, 2013
The liquor store at the center of town has changed hands.
The liquor store long known as Northborough Liquors is now under the business name New England Liquor. The town approved a liquor license transfer to husband and wife team Harsimrit K. Dhalliwal and Gursharan S. Dhilliwal from John Burby. The store did not close at all during the transfer. Hasimrit, who has been operating New England Auto Repairs in Worcester for six years, will manage the liquor store. The couple also operates a convenience store/gas station in a neighboring town.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sea Dog Steak & Ale closed without much warning last month, but may reappear with a new name and branding.
Last month, many were shocked to hear that Sea Dog Steak & Ale had closed its doors. Less than two years old, the pub had struggled due to the often "unforgiving" world of restaurants, and an inability to overcome a bad reputation. Sea Dog may just reopen under a new name, with a new brand and approach. Mike Minichello, operations manager at Sea Dog Steak & Ale, asked the Board of Selectmen to approve a "non-use" of its current liquor license. It was approved, giving Sea Dog until June 30, 1013, to update the board on its intentions. If not used by March of the following year, there will be a status update. "We were losing a good amountof money every month," said Minichello. "We decided to close down. We have a couple of proposals to …
Monday, September 10, 2012
More than 20 percent of people "walk away" when they hear the restaurant doesn't have liquor ... yet.
Based on feedback popping up on Facebook and review pages, the new Zem Han, which opened only weeks ago in the center of Northborough, is wonderful. The family-style restaurant serves eclectic Mediterranean cuisine. But for now, there's no booze. Owner Yuri Krasnov said that's definitely affecting business, and he and his partner are in the process of applying for a liquor license. This takes a few steps, one of which was approved at the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting last week. When a new zoning bylaw was adopted in 2009, restaurants that serve alcohol i the downtown business district were required to obtain a special permit from the ZBA. "This provides the board the opportunity to review the site plan, if the building is new, and also …