First Look: Will Belmont Run to a New Dunkin’ Donuts on Pleasant Street?

Photo: The Dunkin’ Donuts building on Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, that a Belmont store on Pleasant Street would look like. Vincent and Nick Leo knows something about selling donuts. The Cambridge-based family operation runs 17 Dunkin’ Donut franchises in Massachusetts and Florida. In fact, if you go to Fresh Pond for your morning donut and coffee, […]

Zoning Board Denies Special Permit for New Pizzeria on the ‘Hill’

Photo: George Rozopoulos before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Wilmington businessman George Rozopoulos could only shake his head minutes after the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals voted 3-1 to deny the applicant of three Rizzo’s Roast Beef & Pizza outlets the opportunity to open his fourth on Belmont Hill. “Very disappointed,” he told the Belmontonian after the […]

Ambulance Base Approved for Pleasant Street, January Start Likely

Photo: Armstrong Ambulance Service’s CEO Richard Raymond speaking before the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals, Dec. 22. At a “special” meeting on Monday, Dec. 22, requested by the applicant, the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a Special Permit allowing Arlington’s Armstrong Ambulance Service to open a satellite base at 1010 Pleasant St. situated between […]

New Eatery Hopes Belmont Loves ‘Oven Range’ BBQ

The corner of School and Belmont street is changing from Cuban ropa vieja to Texas-style barbecued pulled pork and Memphis dry-rubbed ribs as a person associated with Pho & Thai Restaurant in Waverley Square is bringing “casual and easy going” barbecue eatin’ to Belmont. Sasirat Wyckoff of Winslow Road in Quincy filed an application with the Office of Community Development […]

Developer Drops Plan To Move Starbucks … For Now

A controversial proposal before the Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals to relocate the Cushing Square Starbucks for nearly a year to a site near residential neighborhoods near the intersection of Belmont Street and Trapelo Road was suddenly scuttled this week by the applicant, developer Smith Legacy Partners. But a source within Belmont Town Hall noted Smith […]

Zoning Board Tells Developer to Finalize Starbucks Move Before Returning

Eric Smith had enough. The Zoning Board of Appeals member had been unhappily listening to the representatives of Cushing Village – the proposed 186,000 square foot, three building residential/retail/parking complex in the heart of Cushing Square – who is seeking to temporarily relocate the popular Starbucks Coffee Cafe at 112 Trapelo Rd. up the street while the development is […]

Starbucks Temporary Relocation On Zoning Board Agenda Tonight

The Belmont Zoning Board of Appeals tonight, Monday, June 16 will reconvene its hearing from last month on the temporary relocation of the Cushing Square Starbucks Coffee Cafe to the intersection of Belmont Street and Trapelo Road, a meeting that brought out nearly 40 residents voicing concern on the possible increase in traffic and parking as well as questioned trash […]