Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Updated: Does Magoun Need New Wings?
514A Medford Street, former Basil Tree location, is now sporting a ZBA meeting notice sign informing us that a fast order food establishment called King of Wings is seeking a special permit to modify the parking requirements. As of right now, there is nothing available for plans, reports or agendas.
Update: The agenda has been posted for this meeting.
Some business owners are voicing their concern that another establishment like this could take business away from such places as Caprese, Pini's and White Sport. I, personally, like to give a business opportunity to anyone, but not at the expense of a present establishment. At this point, no community meeting has been requested. What are your thoughts?
Magoun Square is on the uptick with great new openings such as Daddy Jones Bar and an Alterations/Tailor shop and is looking to further expand with a fruit/vegetable/meat market at the former Cara Donna location, as well as, the K2 Beer and Wine store.
The word around the ward is that it is a former employee of a Magoun Square business owner that is looking to open his own establishment. This is a similar story to the opening of the Natural Market (which is neither Natural nor a market) that also provides lottery. The proprietor of this storefront learned the lottery business from a current business owner and moved on to open his own place, surprisingly, in close proximity to his former employer. Who knew Magoun was a place of such competition?
The meeting is set for one week from today at 6pm in City Hall. Please call or check online ahead of time as these requests are sometimes continued to a later date.