Foodie’s Snags Final Beer/Wine License for Belmont Center Store

Photo: Victor Cruz, Jr. speaking before the Belmont Board of Selectmen. Nearly nine months before it opens its doors to residents, the owner of the supermarket anchoring the renovated Macy’s space in Belmont Center is the holder of the town’s final beer and wine license as the Belmont Board of Selectmen awarded the permit to […]

Cheese, Olive Oil, and Now Beer and Wine at Art’s Specialities

Photo: Art’s Specialities on Trapelo Road. In the past year-and-a-half, those seeking a beer and wine license could expect coming before the Board of Selectmen multiple times, spending a great deal of time discussing business plans and legal matters. So it was something of a nice surprise when the owners of Art’s Specialities, the food market on Trapelo Road […]

Trapelo Road Cheese Shop Seeking Beer/Wine License

Photo: Co-owners Jen Bonislawski and Artur Nergaryan of Art’s Specialities on Trapelo Road. Artur Nergaryan said his customers – from first-timers to his regulars – keep asking him the same question. “People will go around and pick up a salami, some cheese and bread and then ask, ‘Where’s your wine?’” said Nergaryan, the co-owner with his wife, Jen Bonislawski, of Art’s Specialities at 369 Trapelo […]

Citing Precedence, Selectmen Deny Jimmy’s Food Mart Beer/Wine License

Photo: The owners of Jimmy’s Food Mart, Surinder Kaur Dhaliwal and Parmjit Singh with their attorney, Steve Rosales, before the Board of Selectmen. Citing a precedence in opposing past applicants which failed a fluid set of criteria, the Belmont Board of Selectmen unanimously denied a license to Jimmy’s Food Mart to sell beer and wine […]

Selectmen Declare Package Stores Unwelcome in Belmont

Photo: Manager Kiran Nagar of Trapelo Variety with attorney Jake Walters (right) and husband Ajay Nagar before the Belmont Board of Selectmen. The attempt by a young business couple to bring beer and wine to Belmont’s Central Square (the intersection of Trapelo Road and Beech Street) did not pass the “character” test before the Belmont […]