News in Brief

Carol’s Café looks to sell to new owner

A long-standing breakfast and lunch spot on Main Street is looking to transfer its license and potentially get out of the business.

Carol’s Café, of Main Street – one of the most popular breakfast spots in town, has petitioned the License Board to transfer its license to Mama Santos Café Bar and Grill, as well as a change of manager.

License Board Chair Phil Antonelli said Carol’s is on their agenda for Monday, May 13, and there is a request for the owners to transfer to new owners.

Owners of Carol’s were not immediately available after multiple phone calls to the establishment.

Information on the street indicated that the sale was from someone who came off the street and offered an attractive sum of money to buy the business.

First residential development proposed for Lower Broadway district

United Properties of Malden has proposed the first residential development in the new Lower Broadway Economic Development area, filing plans with the City for a 51 unit building in the old Exxon administration building on Beacham Street.

The building has been vacant for many years, and sits at the corner of Beacham and Ashland Street – a stone’s throw from the Down the Road Brewery and Tap room.

The units are one-bedroom units and the building would have an entrance on the back and not the front. They would add height to the building, but restore the former brick structure underneath.

City Planner Tony Sousa said the developer has agreed to activate the corner of Ashland Street – making a public space there that has green space and a trellis. They have lost parking because of it, but the tradeoff was one the City felt was proper.

The official address is 30 Beacham Street, and it would include two affordable housing units.

The Planning Board is having a hearing on the matter on Monday, May 13.

Nomination paper update:

The following are new candidates over the past week that have pulled Nomination Papers:

•Council At-Large

Michael Marchese (incumbent); Catherine Tomassi Hicks; Rich Dell Isola (incumbent); and Peter Napolitano (incumbent).

•Ward 1

Fred Capone (incumbent)

•School Committee At-Large

Richard Liston; Millie Cardello (incumbent); and Samantha Lambert.

•School Committee Ward 1

Allen Panarese (incumbent)

•School Committee Ward 2

Joseph Lamonica (incumbent).

•School Committee Ward 3

Frank Parker (incumbent)

•School Committee Ward 4

Dana Murray; and David Ela Jr. (incumbent).

•School Committee Ward 6

John Mavillo, Jr.

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