Friday, February 15, 2013
Take a look inside Arlington's newest local business.
Mystic Wine Shoppe opened Wednesday afternoon at 901 Mass. Ave., the storefront to the right of Stop & Shop. The shop’s owner, Eric Faiola, said Thursday afternoon that the first 24 hours had been busy. He said he’s planning a “grand opening” event in the coming weeks. Faiola also owns and operates Arlington Lithograph with his brother Jake. The brother’s grandfather and his two brothers opened the local printing company 50 years ago, before passing it down. For more on Mystic Wine Shoppe, see “New Details on Mystic Wine Shoppe” or visit its Facebook page. The shop’s hours are 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Its number is 781-646-2100.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
See which one is planning to open this week.
A new gluten/wheat free bakery in East Arlington is planning to open this week, while a new wine shop in town is still a few weeks away, a new grill and tavern, a few months. Something Sweet Without Wheat Something Sweet Without Wheat, which has moved into the old Barismo spot at 169 Mass. Ave., is just waiting on a glass countertop, which is due in this week, and then it can get the OK from the town’s Board of Health and an occupancy permit from the town, according to one of its owners, Joe Penney. “If all goes well and the inspectors can come see us right away then we should be open [this] week,” he wrote in an email. “It all depends on how busy they [are].” The Woburn-based bakery, which we’ve written about before, was started by two …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Five things you need to know about Arlington's newly-approved wine shop.
1.) HOW WE GOT HERE: In April, Arlington voters approved two new liquor-store licenses via a ballot question, 3,958-2,648. Then, on Monday, June 18, the Board of Selectmen picked the two winning applicants from the field of six. The board’s first selection, The Meat House, was made with relative ease, but then the Mystic Wine Shoppe and Johnnie’s Foodmaster proposals were in a dead heat, until Johnnie’s President John DeJesus made a startling announcement. “I’d like to withdraw my application,” he said after more than three hours of presentations and deliberations. “I’m a small business owner too, and I think they made a great presentation … I’m stuttering here, I can’t believe I’m doing this.” And with that, the board granted Mystic Wine …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
It took an unselfish move, which even surprised the person who made it, for the board to reach a decision on the second license.
After more than three hours of presentations and deliberations Monday night, the Board of Selectmen handed out the town’s two new liquor-store licenses – but not before an unexpected twist. The board first granted The Meat House one of the two licenses in a unanimous vote but was then left with quite the predicament. In the first round of voting, Selectmen Kevin Greeley and Steven Byrne had selected the Foodmaster Super Markets proposal as their top pick, while Daniel Dunn and Joseph Curro Jr. had chosen the Mystic Wine Shoppe proposal, and as for Diane Mahon, well, she was undecided. After a two-minute break, now at 11 p.m., the board requested to hear from both applicants once more. And after Mystic Wine Shoppe’s owner/president, Eric …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
See if there could be a new liquor store near you.
Six applicants are in the running for Arlington's two new liquor-store licenses, which were approved by voters in April. The applicants are scheduled to present their respective cases to the Board of Selectmen on Monday, June 18, beginning at 7:15 p.m. Each applicant will go before the board for about a half-hour (10 minutes for their presentation, and then 20 for interested parties to speak and ask questions). The board plans to select the two winning applicants that night. The applicants: *Foodmaster Super Markets and The Meat House are only planning to sell beer and wine with the all-alcohol license.