Amended liquor license for the Fruit Center approved and possible memory care facility coming to Milton

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Amended liquor license for the Fruit Center approved and possible memory care facility coming to Milton

May 12 Select Board update

Fruit Center amended liquor license

The Select Board approved the amended license request submitted by the Fruit Center, with a few agreed upon restrictions. Restrictions include the display space for alcoholic beverages being limited to 211 square feet, and the products sold cannot contain more than 12.5 percent alcohol by volume. Many customers have been requesting the pre-made cocktails as this beverage category has exploded in popularity. These requests are what led Fruit Center owner Michael Mignosa to apply for the amended liquor license.

Northbridge Companies proposal

Northbridge Companies presented with plans for a memory care facility for senior citizens to be developed at 111 Highland St. The proposal is for a 70-unit memory care center to be built next to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. There are many benefits for the Town, including low traffic impact, and with the Town’s growing number of senior citizens, they argued, this is something Milton needs. Members of the Select Board endorsed the plans, though there was no vote. 

Select Board reorganization

The Select Board reorganization resulted in Kathleen Conlon as the new Chair of the Select Board. Arthur Doyle will act as Vice-Chair and Michael Zullas will be the Secretary.

Additional items of discussion

The Select Board approved a one day liquor license at Wakefield Estates for an event to be held on June 19.

All of the Board members and Town Administrator, Michael Dennehy, expressed their gratitude and appreciation to former Chair, Melinda Collins for her service to the community and town politics.

The next meeting is scheduled to be held on May 26.

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