Liquor licenses approved

The Town Council — meeting as the New Shoreham Board of License Commissioners — approved all the liquor license applications on the agenda, except for The Gables on Dodge Street. The council made its decisions at the annual licensing meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12.
The owners of the property (Plat 6, Lot 131) had submitted applications for two separate licenses: a New Class BV liquor license, and a new outdoor entertainment license. Both applications were denied because The Gables is located within 200 feet of a house of worship, St. Andrew Catholic Church on Chapel Street. Surrounding residents, neighbors, abutters, and members of the church had sent in letters and expressed their concerns on the applications.
“The neighbors and abutters are not happy,” said Second Warden André Boudreau.
Lark Hotels Director of Human Resources and Accounts Manager Ellen Blood joined the call to provide some background. She noted The Gables is looking to have outside food and music available, similar to the environment at the Block Island Beach House. Lark Hotels currently owns and operates the Block Island Beach House and The Gables.
“We are not talking about amplified bands, we are having some fun music around the

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