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, July 17, 2012
The theater received approval Monday from the Board of Selectmen.
Despite strong, and vocal, objections from a few neighboring residents, on Monday, the Board of Selectmen granted the Capitol Theatre the right to serve beer and wine. “Thank you for your patience and your excellent business,” board chairman Kevin Greeley told the movie theater’s owner, Richard Fraiman, “and I hope this helps your business.” The board approved Fraiman’s application, which was made possible by a town-wide vote in April, in a 4-1 vote. Selectman Diane Mahon voted against the motion because she said too many teenagers and kids go to the theater for it to serve alcohol. “I don’t see the need,” she said. Fraiman also owns the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, which does serve alcohol. He said there have been no incidents at …
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 …
Monday, June 18, 2012
Residents overwhelmingly favored the Mystic Wine Shoppe proposal in our poll, but who will the Board of Selectmen pick?
The six applicants in the running for Arlington's two new liquor-store licenses are scheduled to present their respective cases to the Board of Selectmen tonight, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Each applicant is expected to 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 tonight. In our poll and in the comments, residents clearly favored Mystic Wine Shoppe as the top proposal. If selected, Mystic Wine Shoppe would go in at 901 Massachusetts Ave., the vacant building to the right of Stop & Shop. It is being proposed by Eric Faiola, the owner of Arlington Lithograph. The top five vote-getters: *Results as…
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Let us know why in the comments section below.
Last week, we told you that six applicants are in the running for Arlington's two new liquor-store licenses, which were approved by voters in April. Now, with the Board of Selectmen set to hear from and decide on the applicants Monday, we want to know: Who should get Arlington's two new liquor-store licenses? In case you've forgotten, here are the six applicants: *Foodmaster Super Markets and The Meat House are only planning to sell beer and wine with the all-alcohol license.
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.