Friday, July 6, 2012
Plans for the site have included restaurants and a residential area.
The commercial complex on Route 9 near the Natick border that will house Justine’s Table, is heading for foreclosure auction this month. The site at 978-980 Worcester St. will be auctioned July 16, according to the Boston Business Journal. The site, which is owned by Wellesley Realty Associates, affiliated with Behrand Construction & Luxury Homes of Wellesley, has a Dunkin’ Donuts, and plans have been laid out to open a restaurant and deli at the site. For years, a group lead by Dean Behrend attempted to get town permissions to open Justine’s Table at the site, while building a residential complex behind the building. The Board of Selectmen, noting that parking and traffic would be too tight in the area, shot down the request. Recently, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Is Justine's back on the table?
Each morning, Wellesley Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. 1. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7. No, it's not Monday. 2. On the board's agenda is an item labeled: "Common Victualler License Applications – JT’s Deli 978 Worcester St." 3. This is the same address as the finally approved Justine's. Perhaps there's been a change in ownership or a name change? 4. Writer and Wellesley College alumna Nora Ephron died Monday at age 71. 5. There is still one bear at large, authorities think.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Board of Selectmen denied Justine’s but approved another restaurant to open along Route 9 East near Natick.
Last August, the Board of Selectmen told a group of developers they could not open “Justine’s,” a restaurant at a building at 978 Worcester St., a high traffic section of Route 9 East near the Natick line. Their reasons for the denial of a necessary common victualler’s license were based on a view that the available parking at the tight plot was unsuitable for the proposed 135-seat restaurant. However, on Monday, the board approved a license for a different group attempting to open an 85-seat restaurant at the same location. This group made ample adjustments for parking and have no interest in controlling a residential building behind the property, according to the board Monday. The previous group wanted to manage that building as a …
Previously, the Board of Selectmen denied a different ownership group the license due to parking and traffic issues.
The Board of Selectmen, which after two years’ of meetings and discussions denied developers the right to open a restaurant at 978 Worcester St., granted the necessary license to a separate group during a meeting Monday night. Developers, architects and select counsel went before the board Monday night to request a common victualler’s license to open an American-style restaurant on Route 9 East near the Natick line. After some discussion about traffic flow and parking in the area, the board voted unanimously to grant the license. The decision comes six months after the board denied the prospective developers and owners of “Justine’s” restaurant because of issues with traffic flow, parking and more specifically a residential building the …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Your daily round up of news and events.
Yesterday was as cold as it’s been this winter. And the National Weather Service says it should be a bit warmer today. Expect a high temperature of 38 degrees. The Boston area has received less than 8 inches of snow this winter, according to CBS Boston meteorologist Barry Burbank. Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Check out our topic page for some last minute ideas. Rep. Alice Peisch will hold public office hours at the library’s main branch beginning at 9:15 this morning. The Board of Selectmen will meet tonight at 7 – (Justine’s is back on the agenda.)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Best profs in the country.
1. Yesterday’s Question of the Day asked whether the Board of Selectmen acted correctly by denying Maryellen Behrend a common victualler’s license to operate Justine’s restaurant. What do you think? 2. Tonight, The Glamour Girls will perform at Town Hall as part of the Wellesley Recreation Department Summer Concert Series. 3. …That is if the weather holds. We had some thunderstorms pass through the area yesterday evening. Today, the National Weather Service says it will be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 80 degrees. 4. Several people in the Twitterverse tweeted and retweeted an announcement on Wellesley College’s website touting a recent Princeton Review survey which said the local liberal arts school’s professors are …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tell us your opinion in the comments.
At a feisty meeting of the Board of Selectmen that went late into the night, the board denied Maryellen Behrend’s bid for a common victualler’s license to operate Justine’s restaurant, a 135-seat high-class eatery on Route 9 on the Natick line. The space came into question because developer Dean Behrend, Maryellen’s wife, wants to build a 36-unit housing complex on the same plot directly behind the proposed Justine’s at 978 Worcester St. The board decided there was simply not enough space to comfortably fit both the restaurant and the housing complex and account for parking and traffic. Do you think the board acted correctly in denying Maryellen Behrend’s license application, or should they have at least continued the hearing to allow her …
It's debt crisis deadline day.
1. Paul Leslie-Smith, who if you recall is the runner that ran the Boston Marathon in preparation for an ultra marathon in his native South Africa, spotted three red-tailed hawks in the Village Church’s graveyard last Friday. Attached to this article are the photos he took. 2. The Board of Selectmen denied the Behrends a common victualler’s license to open the proposed Justine’s restaurant at 978 Worcester St. last night. Expect a full story on the meeting later today. 3. So about those thunderstorms yesterday…Yeah, they never happened in Wellesley despite the warnings. But today, the National Weather Service calls for only a slight chance of thunderstorms with a high temperature of 86 degrees. 4. Countdown to Pinkberry: three …