Spring brings businesses, projects to MidcoastProjects on agenda for city Planning Board May 6
Rockland — As the warm weather arrives, a number of business projects and openings are being seen in and around Rockland.
The owners of Home Kitchen Cafe have submitted a site plan review application for a change of use from the existing hair salon at 19 North Main St. to an ice cream shop and bakery. That will go before the Planning Board at its meeting Tuesday, May 6, at 5:15 p.m. at City Hall.
Also on the agenda for that meeting, Claws Restaurant at 743 Main St. will be adding a deck for outside dining. The owners are Steven Stinson and Luanne Clifford of Rockport, and the project is expected to cost $30,000.
Eric Wass of Front Row Management is coming before the Planning Board with a change-of-use application for the building at 31 New County Road. The plan is to establish a 2,800-square-foot function hall in the building. The project is expected to cost $25,000 and be completed by June 30.
In addition, work is under way on Rockland's new public restrooms. The Planning Board approved construction of a 675-square-foot building for public restrooms at 40 Tillson Ave. in July of last year. The project was expected to cost $150,000.
Already approved and set for opening April 23 is The Blackboard Deli on Park Street. Chad Cloutier, former Amato's co-owner, has renovated the space and plans on offering New York-style deli items.
Homemade and local products will include marinara, meatballs, and hand-spun sausage. Cloutier said grab-n-go orders will be available, as well as sit-down and catering. The Blackboard Deli plans on starting a delivery service in June.