Tuesday, May 29, 2012

FireBox BBQ Getting Full Liquor License

FireBox BBQ at 347 Great Road is getting a full liquor license. The restaurant which currently has a Beer and Wine License, is planning to add a small bar area at the back of the restaurant and will be making a few updates to it's menu.

According to the Bedford Town Website, there are currently 12 All Alcohol Licenses in use for Restaurants and Hotels in Bedford, with 2 additional available. While Bedford currently has licenses for it's 3 full liquor stores, there are 5 beer and wine licenses available for retailers. In the past few years, both Whole Foods and Bedford Express Gulf have applied for a Beer and Wine License but were voted down by the Town Selectman.

Recently many local towns have granted additional alcohol licenses for restaurants citing economic development. For example Burlington recently granted 10 additional licenses for the Third Avenue development project at Northwest Office Park and Waltham is considering adding 15 more licenses. I'm wondering if the additional .75% local meals tax added in 2010 played a role.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Unimpressed with Firebox -- avg quality. What a waste of a liquor license -- bring back Barnstormers or other.