Almost eight months after an initial presentation to the Wiscasset Planning Board in August 2018, three local businessmen have submitted an application to open a tavern downtown.
Daniel Dyer and his partners, Michael Collins and Dana Long, plan to open the Village Tavern on Main Street.
Dyer presented a site plan review application to the Wiscasset Planning Board on Monday, April 22.
The board found the application incomplete due to an error regarding the building’s owner. The partners plan to open the tavern in the Wawenock LLC building at 63 Main St.
Dyer provided proof of standing, a site plan, and other information to the board, and will report back to the board at its next meeting for reconsideration of the application.
Dyer, Collins, and Long own Wild Burritos, a restaurant in Portland, and plan offer a full menu at their Wiscasset tavern. They originally planned to open the tavern in fall 2018.
The trio also bought the former Wiscasset Musical Wonder House, on High Street, last January. They live in the house and are working to restore it.
Monday’s planning board meeting was brief, at less than 30 minutes. Vice Chair Jason Putnam conducted the meeting in the absence of Chair Karl Olson, who was ill.
In addition to the tavern application, the agenda included the signing of the final plans for the new Dollar General store on the site of the former Huber’s Market.
The board did not take action on the matter, however. No one from the developer was present.
Susan Blagden, chair of the town’s board of appeals, told the planning board that the developer has requested a waiver to increase the size of its sign from 150 square feet to 194.57 square feet. The board of appeals will meet to consider the request at 5 p.m., Monday, May 6.
Putnam welcomed a new board member, Steve Wallace, and introduced him to the board and the public.
The next planning board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m., Monday, May 13.