UPDATED: Liquor Store Proposed for Burrill Street

The Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to take up the request on Wednesday night.


A prospective business owner will seek a special use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday to operate a "high-end" liquor store.

The ZBA meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Swampscott Senior Center.

Railroad Liquors LLC has petitioned the ZBA for the permit at 205 Burrill St., near the Swampscott Train Station.

The store would need another approval before the establishment opened, said the town administrator.

"The Board of Selectmen would still need to vote to approve an alcohol license for that establishment at a future public hearing if a special use permit is issued by the ZBA," Town Administrator Tom Younger said.

The Burrill Street property, owned by JB Capital LLC, has been vacant for about a year and a half.

The last business at the location was The Cup N Board coffee and specialty food shop.

Ten months after opening its door to commuters and customers, The Cup N Board closed, unable to weather the weak economy and faced with limited parking. 

BigBlue4Eva January 10, 2013 at 09:23 PM
God is great, beer is good and people from Swampscott are crazy! - Billy Currington
David Arsenault January 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM
The water doesn't get as deep as where I am but it gets deep enough for a slide. I'd say a water slide would be great for the kids!
Dave Arsenault's Basement January 11, 2013 at 04:24 PM
Hey, I need a drink, already. maybe if they dont approve that package store, i can get Dave to put in a WET bar down here.
David January 11, 2013 at 04:44 PM
Must be the same teens who valdalized the previous business and forced them out. I don't see any business lasting there unless something is done to insure the business is safe.
Pro Biz January 11, 2013 at 11:51 PM
I love the idea, hopefully it will be a success and make the Town of Swampscott proud. This Town and its citizens should show more support for businesses and those that choose to invest their capital here.


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