In the reversal of what was called “a done deal,” the Sweet Peach Diner will not be changing ownership just yet.
At an administrative action this morning, Tuesday, Dec. 30, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved a “Common Victualler’s” license – which allows a business to operate – for the eatery located at 628 Trapelo Rd.
But the license is not going to Dennis Dyer, the owner of New York Diner in Watertown as well as other retail and commercial businesses. Back in November, the Belmont Board of Selectmen approved the change of ownership of the Waverley Square diner to Dyer.
When asked the circumstances for the license returning to the past owner, Ellen Carter – who is no longer involved in the day-to-day operation of the restaurant – Town Administrator David Kale only said issuing the license will allow the business to stay open, inferring a sale to some other entity is being considered.
Known for its breakfasts and southern-inspired menu, the diner opened in 2012 in the building that once housed Andro’s Diner, a popular Greek eatery that failed that year after five decades in business.
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