Marblehead Selectmen to Talk Sweeney's Retreat Liquor License
A public hearing regarding the all-alcohol liquor license belonging to Sweeney's Retreat is scheduled to take place at Wednesday night's meeting at Abbot Hall.
The owner of Sweeney's Retreat reportedly filed for bankruptcy and closed the business late last year and now members will meet with either the owner himself or his lawyer to discuss the future of the license.
The availability of all-alcohol liquor licenses in Marblehead became a hot topic last fall, when the town's new Mexican restaurant Casa Corona applied for and was granted Marblehead's first ever carry-in alcoholic beverage license.
It is not uncommon for board members to schedule a meeting with local liquor license holders after they close their doors to customers. The public hearing is scheduled to begin at 7:35 p.m. in the Selectmen's Meeting Room of Abbot Hall.
Also appearing before the board Wednesday night will be a representative of Comella's Ristorante, which is expected to apply for a common vicutaller's license. The Italian eatery is slated to open on Atlantic Avenue in March.
If it were suddenly up to you - what would you do with the Sweeney's liquor license? How about the Sweeney's space?
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