It looks like a Comella's Restaurant location will be opening on Atlantic Avenue in Marblehead.
At their meeting at Abbot Hall Tuesday night, members of Marblehead's Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a request from Comella's Restaurants co-owner John Comella to open up a restaurant in the former Moran Studios space at the corner of Commercial Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Although Comella's request was to change the official use of the building from retail to restaurant, board members noted that they were actually switching it back - because the location was formerly the home of Shipyard Galley, which served breakfast and lunch.
The small, "fast casual" Italian restaurant is expected to have seating for 12 and while sit-down eating is going to be an option, Comella said much of the business is expected to come from customers who call ahead and pick up their meal to go.
Comella's is a family-owned chain with locations in Arlington, Belmont, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Natick, Neeham, Wellesley, West Newton and West Roxbury.
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Full plans and information are currently available at the Town of Marblehead Engineering Department in the Mary Alley Municipal Building on Widger Road.
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