METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – Lost Shoe Brewing and Roasting Company now has its entertainment license.
The Licensing Board at its Wednesday night meeting approved the plan for live and recorded entertainment. The live music will likely be “acoustic/jazz/folk instruments,” according to the application.
“We will have a variety of music,” said Melynda Gallagher, who, with her husband, J.P., owns the Weed Street business. They plan to have some light acoustic music on weekend morning and something more lively during the evening, she said.
The space will also have televisions and recorded background music during the day.
J.P. Gallagher said they also plan for improv and open mic comedy nights.
“I think it makes great sense with what you are trying to do down there, I’m in favor of this,” said member Gregory Mitrakas.
Earlier this month, the City Council signed off on the Gallaghers’ request for a special permit to open a coffee roaster. The Gallaghers have already received approval to open a brewery at the same location.
The council previously approved a zoning amendment permitting coffee roasters to operate in the Marlborough Village district downtown, business, industrial and limited industrial zones. Coffee roasting – a manufacturing operation – was previously not allowed in those areas.
The opening date of the business has yet to be announced.
The board also considered:
- Labaredas Churrasco & Buffet at 500 Boston Post Road East was approved for full entertainment license. The business hopes to host disc jockeys and live bands any night of the week.
“I know the location, I don’t see any issues as far as noise or neighbors,” Mitrakas said. “I don’t think there is any residential. It is far enough away.”
- Half Axe, an axe-throwing business inside the Apex Entertainment Center on Rte. 20, which is seeking a beer and wine license, will appear before the board next month. The hearing had to be rescheduled because notification to neighbors were not mailed out, according to the board.
Owner Derek Johnson said selling beer and wine coolers will help keep up with industry trends, and is safer than customers drinking elsewhere before throwing a few rounds.
Board members expect several neighbors showing up to the hearing to share their thoughts.
This article by Jonathan Phelps originally appeared here.