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Rockland board approves hot dog cart, trap maker

By Stephen Betts | Jul 25, 2020
Photo by: Stephen Betts A hot dog cart will open soon at Sharp's Point South on Mechanic Street in Rockland.

Rockland — The Rockland Planning Board approved a hot dog cart and a lobster trap making business for the South End.

The board met July 21 and approved the application by John Bridges for a hot dog cart —J.J.'s Schooner Dogs — at 75 Mechanic St. Bridges, of Warren, plans to open the 64-quare-foot hot dog cart at Sharp's Point South within a week, according to the application.

The board also approved Thomas Groth's application to build new lobster traps at 149 Pleasant St., more specifically at the intersection of Pleasant Street Extension.

The application did not state when the business would start. The trap making will take place in a 288-square-foot building on the property.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Stephen K Carroll | Jul 28, 2020 07:50

Pretty sad to be dragged thru the mustard, by the planning board just to open a hot dog stand, especially when there had already been one in the same location the year before.  I wish Mr. Bridges much success and patience dealing with Rockland's town fathers.

Posted by: James Clinton Leach | Jul 26, 2020 06:57

Thomas has been building traps for awhile ....

Posted by: Francis Mazzeo, Jr. | Jul 25, 2020 10:09

There's nothing like a hot dog after a hard day of boating.


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