The Bourne Board of Well being has licensed the opening of a number of new companies in Buzzards Bay, pending every of the town’s regulatory departments approving the ultimate inspections.
The board’s approvals got here throughout its assembly final Wednesday., July 14. The three companies licensed to open embody a brand new TJ’s Bar and Grille at Bourne Bridge Strategy, Rod & Rail and Bourne Vitamin, each situated on Predominant Road.
TJ’s Bar and Grille will open beneath new proprietor Chad Smith at four Bourne Bridge Strategy. Mr. Smith appeared earlier than the board of well being Wednesday evening and stated his intention is “to replicate the enterprise that existed beforehand.”
Well being Inspector Stephanie Fitch stated she did an inspection on June 28 and recognized some objects that wanted correction. Ms. Fitch additionally famous that Mr. Smith’s meals and occupancy permits have been issued.
The Bourne Fireplace Division was scheduled to conduct its inspection final Friday., July 16th, and a plumbing inspection must also be scheduled, Fitch stated. He added that he would additionally conduct a closing tour of the brand new enterprise on Friday.
“I am very excited to see what it will likely be like,” she stated.
Board Chairman Stanley D. Andrews stated he noticed no motive to disclaim Mr. Smith his license to function. The board agreed and unanimously accepted the license contingent upon approval of the ultimate inspections.
“I’m very comfortable to see one other retailer open within the Buzzards Bay district,” he stated.
The Rod & Rail is scheduled to open on the former Buzzards Bay Tavern at 149 Predominant Road in Buzzards Bay. Proprietor Jennifer Reid and Basic Supervisor Matthew Hennessey appeared earlier than the well being board and stated the brand new institution will concentrate on artistic consolation meals.
“Actually excited to get into the group,” Hennessey stated, “and assist deliver extra enterprise downtown.”
Ms. Fitch stated there have been questions on whether or not the variety of loos within the constructing met present laws. It was famous that there are two within the girls’ room and a rest room and urinal within the males’s room. Mrs. Fitch stated
Constructing proprietor Peter J. Luciani Jr. stated the variety of seats at Rod & Rail will likely be lower than at Buzzards Bay Tavern. He requested why the lavatory quantity was wonderful for the previous enterprise and never the brand new enterprise.
Mr. Andrews defined that as a result of Buzzards Bay Tavern had been closed for over a yr, the Rod & Rail was being handled as a brand new restaurant, not as a restaurant transitioning from one kind of restaurant to a different.
“We’ve got laws that we now have to observe,” Andrews stated.
Hennessey stated the plumbing inspector had already advised her that the lavatory scenario within the constructing was wonderful. Andrews stated the willpower was made earlier than the plumbing inspector knew the variety of seats within the firm.
Mr. Luciani objected that the brand new enterprise homeowners have been presumably pressured to spend cash on new rest room installations when there had been no drawback with the constructing’s loos for many years.
Luciani additionally argued that the board ought to have in mind that the tavern had been closed for greater than a yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that if Rod & Rail homeowners could not afford the extra plumbing, Buzzards Bay will lose potential enterprise.
Mr. Andrews responded that the board of well being can’t take an applicant’s monetary scenario into consideration. What an applicant can or can’t afford to do is past the scope of the board, he stated.
“Public well being and security and the setting. That is all we’re allowed to take a look at, ”he stated.
Mr. Andrews added that if the plumbing inspector was prepared to approve the state of the loos, not less than the board of well being had fulfilled its duty.
A movement was made to approve the Rod & Rail allow, topic to approval of an inspection by the Bourne Fireplace Division, in addition to approval of the corporate’s grease lure and bathroom depend by the inspector of plumbing.
The opening of Bourne Vitamin at 160 MacArthur Boulevard was additionally accepted. Proprietor Kristina Nelson stated the brand new enterprise will serve nutritious shakes and varied teas. Ms. Nelson acknowledged that the downtown enterprise district already has the same enterprise with Vela Juice Bar on Predominant Road.
“We function in a lot the identical means,” he stated, “however our menus are completely different.”
Andrews stated that as a result of Bourne Vitamin won’t supply seating and meals will not be being processed, the present septic system is ample for the enterprise. Any change within the firm’s operation, he stated, may imply going again to the board.
“When you determine to start out making sandwiches and issues like that, if the enterprise modifications, you can be again on the head of the board as a result of the septic system should be up to date,” he stated.
A movement was made and accepted unanimously to grant Ms. Nelson a allow to function.