The Bourne Board of Well being has cleared a number of new companies to open in Buzzards Bay, contingent on every passing remaining inspections by city regulatory departments.
The board’s approvals got here throughout its assembly final Wednesday, July 14. The three companies cleared to open embody a brand new TJ’s Bar and Grille on Bourne Bridge Strategy, the Rod & Rail, and Bourne Diet, each positioned on Fundamental Road.
TJ’s Bar and Grille is about to open below new proprietor Chad Smith at 4 Bourne Bridge Strategy. Mr. Smith appeared earlier than the board of well being Wednesday evening and mentioned that his intention is to “mirror the enterprise that was beforehand there.”
Well being inspector Stephanie Fitch mentioned she did an inspection on June 28 and recognized just a few objects that wanted correction. Ms. Fitch additionally famous that Mr. Smith’s occupancy and meals permits have been issued.
The Bourne Hearth Division was scheduled to do its inspection final Friday, July 16, and a plumbing inspection additionally must be scheduled, Ms. Fitch mentioned. She added that she would even be conducting a remaining walk-through of the brand new enterprise on Friday.
“I’m very excited to see what it is going to be like,” she mentioned.
Board chairman Stanley D. Andrews mentioned he noticed no motive to disclaim Mr. Smith his license to function. The board concurred and unanimously authorised the license contingent on remaining inspections being handed.
“I’m very completely happy to see one other institution open up within the Buzzards Bay district,” he mentioned.
The Rod & Rail is slated to open within the former Buzzards Bay Tavern at 149 Fundamental Road in Buzzards Bay. Proprietor Jennifer Reid and basic supervisor Matthew Hennessey went earlier than the board of well being and mentioned the brand new institution will concentrate on inventive consolation meals.
“Actually excited to get into the neighborhood,” Mr. Hennessey mentioned, “and assist convey some extra enterprise to the downtown space.”
Ms. Fitch mentioned there have been questions as as to if the variety of bathrooms within the constructing complied with present laws. It was famous that there are two within the ladies’s restroom and a bathroom and urinal within the males’s room. Ms. Fitch mentioned
The proprietor of the constructing, Peter J. Luciani Jr., mentioned the variety of seats in Rod & Rail can be lower than have been in Buzzards Bay Tavern. He questioned why the bathroom quantity was okay for the earlier enterprise and never for the brand new enterprise.
Mr. Andrews defined that as a result of the Buzzards Bay Tavern had been closed for greater than 12 months, the Rod & Rail was being handled as a brand new restaurant, not one transitioning from one kind of restaurant to a different.
“We have now laws that we have now to observe,” Mr. Andrews mentioned.
Mr. Hennessey mentioned the plumbing inspector had already advised him the lavatory scenario on the constructing was okay. Mr. Andrews mentioned that willpower was made previous to the plumbing inspector understanding the enterprise’s seat depend.
Mr. Luciani took exception to the brand new enterprise house owners presumably being pressured to spend cash on new bathroom installations when there had been no downside with the constructing’s restrooms for many years.
Mr. Luciani additionally argued that the board ought to think about that the tavern had been shut down for greater than a 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He added that, if the Rod & Rail house owners have been unable to pay for added plumbing, Buzzards Bay will lose a possible enterprise.
Mr. Andrews countered that the board of well being can’t think about an applicant’s monetary image. What an applicant can or can’t afford to do is exterior the board’s purview, he mentioned.
“Public well being and security and atmosphere. That’s all we’re allowed to have a look at,” he mentioned.
Mr. Andrews added that, if the plumbing inspector was keen to log out on the standing of the restrooms, no less than the board of well being had adopted its accountability.
A movement was made to approve the Rod & Rail’s allow, contingent on passing an inspection by the Bourne Hearth Division, in addition to approval on the bathroom depend and the enterprise’s grease lure by the plumbing inspector.
Additionally authorised to open was Bourne Diet at 160 MacArthur Boulevard. Proprietor Kristina Nelson mentioned the brand new enterprise will serve diet shakes and numerous teas. Ms. Nelson acknowledged that the downtown enterprise district already has an identical enterprise with Vela Juice Bar on Fundamental Road.
“We just about function the identical,” she mentioned, “however our menus are completely different.”
Mr. Andrews mentioned that as a result of Bourne Diet is not going to provide seating and there’s no processing of meals going down, the present septic system is satisfactory for the enterprise. Any change to the enterprise’s operation, he mentioned, may imply coming again earlier than the board.
“Should you resolve to begin making sandwiches and stuff like that, if enterprise modifications, you can be again in entrance of the board as a result of there should be upgrades to the septic system,” he mentioned.
A movement was made and unanimously authorised to grant Ms. Nelson a allow to function.