Select Board roundup: New restaurant set to open on Main Street; Town Meeting warrant opened

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At Tuesday’s Select Board meeting, the board approved awarding a common victualer license to Cheryl Kiefer for Lone Wolf BBQ, a new restaurant that will take the spot at 24 Main Street previously occupied by Bittersweet.

Kiefer said the establishment hasn’t settled on its hours. While its license application initially asked for 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., she said she was considering opening for breakfast, so the application was amended at the meeting to show a 5 a.m. opening. Additionally, she said she was planning to have radio/television and possibly a karaoke machine and, so an entertainment license was included.

“At this time we’re still trying to feel out the Town of Hopkinton — what they are looking for, what their interests are, what the foot traffic will be,” Kiefer said. “There will be takeout; we’re looking at possible delivery as well. We’re keeping our options open so we can see what the interest actually is for Hopkinton.”

Kiefer said the restaurant could open as early as this weekend.

“We’re very, very excited to get started,” she said.

Town Meeting warrant opened

The board voted to open the May 2 Annual Town Meeting warrant.

Town Manager Norman Khumalo called it “a step that actually begins to bring residents into the legislative process,” and requested that any residents interested in adding a warrant reach out to Town Hall for assistance.

The warrant will close Feb. 1.

Misc.: Licenses approved

Renewal of common victualer licenses and alcoholic licenses were approved for a number of establishments. All passed unanimously with the exception of Hiller’s Pizza. Member Brendan Tedstone voted against awarding a common victualer license to the Lumber Street restaurant without explanation, but it was approved 4-1. …

Khumalo said the town fire truck, Engine 4, that recently was ruined in a fire is covered by insurance, although the town might look to invest in some upgrades, so he is planning to include it on the Town Meeting warrant. …

The board accepted the resignation of John Savignano from the Board of Appeals effective at the end of this month.