Two More Liquor Store Permits OKd
The Barrington Zoning Board of Review issued special-use permits to Robert Healey Jr. and Giovanni Cicione, both for prospective stores on Waseca Avenue.
Two more special-use permits for Class A liquor stores in Barrington were approved by the Zoning Board of Review last week – one to an applicant that previously received a special-use permit for another location.
The new permits bring to four the number approved by the Zoning Board at its last two meetings. That means the Town Council must choose from among three applicants with four permits for the two Class A licenses it has chosen to give out.
At the meeting on Oct. 27, the Zoning Board approved permits for Robert Healey Jr. of Barrington for a store at 233 Waseca Ave., a building housing the Wild Flower Florist and Garden Center, and Giovanni Cicione of Barrington for a store at 1 Waseca Ave., the building that formerly housed Bruegger’s Bagels on the corner of County Road and Waseca.
At its previous meeting in September, the Zoning Board approved special-use permits for Matt Amaral of Barrington for a store at 24 Bosworth St. and Cicione for a store at 282 County Road -- the former AAA offices in the Barrington Shopping Plaza.
Those two stores, however, are too close together under state law – less than 200 feet -- even with the permits. Cicione chose, therefore, to seek another special-use permit for a new location to guarantee that his application for a “package store” license would be kept in the running.
The Town Council has scheduled its next meeting on Monday, Nov. 7, to award the Class A liquor licenses. The councilors previously chose Amaral first and Cicione second for the two licenses, even though it was revealed at that meeting that their locations were too close together.
Cicione’s second location takes that problem off the table. So the Town Council now must choose among three prospective proprietors for two Class A liquor stores at four possible locations.
The possible combinations:
- Amaral on Bosworth Street and Cicione at 1 Waseca Avenue
- Amaral on Bosworth Street and Healey at 233 Waseca Avenue
- Cicione in the shopping plaza and Healey on Waseca
- Cicione and Healey both on Waseca Avenue