Foxborough Selectmen Put Hold on Trader Joe's Plan

After a lengthy debate Tuesday night, the Foxborough Board of Selectmen voted to wait until their next week to make a decision to whether to grant Trader Joe's a full alcohol license.


Trader Joe's will have to wait until the next Foxborough selectmen's meeting in two weeks to hear whether they will be allowed to operate at Patriot Place with a full liquor license.

In a lengthy debate, selectmen heard from both sides,  pro-Trader's Joe and those concerned about alcohol problems at Patriots Place.

While there was little debate by the selectmen on the beer and wine license part, the selectmen were deadlocked on the full license and whether Trader Joe's will be allowed to sell spirits at the planned store, which will be located in the former Circuit City building in the South plaza part of Patriot Place.

Selectmen James DeVellis, Mark Sullivan and Lorraine Brue wanted to have more time to consider the measure.

Larry Harrington, the selectmen chairman, made the purposal that Trader Joe's not to be allowed to sell spirits during ticketed events at Gillette Stadium.

Lawyers for both sides are planning to meet to resolve the issues and work on an agreement.

Trader Joe's has a 12-week plan from the start of construction to the opening of the store and have been working on purchasing the liquor license of Central Wine & Spirits, 50 Central St. in order to sell beer, wine and spirits at the speciality grocery store.

(Check back on Foxborough Patch for more on the issue.)

Courtney Spencer April 11, 2012 at 12:20 PM
lets just ban dancing while we are ahead...


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