Selectboard logo, May 20, 2019

'Parklets have been a great success.'
      -- John Hurd

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to think about outdoor dining and other al fresco activities. 

Two restaurants — Sugo Cucina and Trattoria Nina — along with pottery studio Clay Dreams — will again have outside seating this year, as unanimously approved by the Select Board on March 7, subject to conditions of the town’s Planning and Community Development Department and Board of Health. 

  • Sugo Cucina, 162 Mass. Ave.: Owner Rudy Maniscalco said, “Last year we had two parking spots in front. The orange barricades were fine, but this year we’ll make it more presentable, with a collapsible deck and planters. Similar to last year, we’ll have fresh greenery and lights, and keep it clean for people to have an enjoyable meal.”
  • Angelo Carbini, representing Trattoria Nina, 1510 Mass. Ave., requested the same outdoor seating as last year and for the sidewalk to be fixed. Town Manager Adam Chapdelaine will follow up with Public Works Director Mike Rademacher and Carbini.
  • Lorraine Frigoletto, representing Clay Dreams, 183 Mass. Ave., said, “Last year we had two tables outside for pottery painting. It was good for parents with young children who didn’t want to be in an enclosed space due to Covid.”

Board member John Hurd said, “Parklets have been a great success, and I hope to see them continue this year and in the years to come.”

A feature that came to town during the panedemic is coming back to life as Covid-19 dies down.

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