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More Alcohol-Serving Restaurants Could Be Coming to Arlington

Once dry, Arlington has now become a town known for its restaurants, Town Meeting Members remarked Wednesday.

Arlington Town Meeting Members initiated a process Wednesday that could add five more alcohol-serving restaurants in town.

Members passed a warrant article, 187-22, which now has to pass the state legislature and then a town-wide vote next April, before the five additional all-alcohol licenses for restaurants become a reality.

Arlington currently has 15 all-alcohol licenses, all of which are in use (or will be in use, like Common Ground).

With the licenses maxed out, the Board of Selectmen looked into adding more after an Arlington chef, who owns restaurants in Boston and Somerville, approached the board about opening a restaurant in town, according to Selectman Diane Mahon.

On Wednesday, Town Meeting Members recalled the transformation from Arlington as a dry town to now, a town known for its restaurants.

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Wind Dummy 25 May 05, 2014 at 02:38 PM
You did get screwed sounds like. But that's how the USA was born, out of freedoms from unnecessary police actions.
Rich May 05, 2014 at 07:36 PM
Wind Dummy, we did get railroaded, and I'm not pissed. What I am is discussed. When I confront the selectmen they didn't have to admit what they did. They didn't have to answer for what they did! That's the problem with the government today, they break the law with no accountability, they just don't have to respond, and they hope people will forget! Because they haven't responded to my actuation and won't I will put out the facts anytime, no matter how much time passes, until I get the answer's to why they screwed my neighborhood!!.. Not Pissed, just waiting for them to respond!
Wind Dummy 25 May 05, 2014 at 09:02 PM
I'm with you Rich. Seriously...I bet you where originally pissed to a money losing seething burning resentment. Time may have mellowed to an inward personal quest to right this wrong. I hope this is fixed to your satisfaction. Truth and lawyers brother.
Rich May 05, 2014 at 11:29 PM
Na, its not the money, its honor and there is none to be found in that lot! I do appreciate your understanding and support. Thanks!
Wind Dummy 25 May 06, 2014 at 12:37 AM
I hear you. Rich.

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