Woodbox plans for foodservice have sparked concern

(March 17, 2022) Blue Flag Partners’ scaled-down plans to renovate the former Woodbox restaurant and inn and an adjoining property on Fair Street met with vocal opposition from the neighborhood at a two-hour Planning Council public hearing on Monday evening.

“It’s a completely inappropriate scope and undertaking for a quiet residential neighborhood,” Jamie Moss said of Blue Flag’s plans to renovate buildings at 27 and 29 Fair St. and provide breakfast , lunch and dinner in the old Woodbox, with service. ending at 10 p.m. and the restaurant closing at 1 a.m.

“I have lived at 7 Plum Lane for 35 years. Nothing that has ever preceded it approaches the scale of what is envisioned here and offered here.

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