Restaurant granted final approval

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 9:30am

The Gaffett family has been granted unanimous final approval to construct their proposed two-story commercial building on Ocean Avenue. 

The Zoning Board rendered the approval at its meeting Wednesday night when board member Susan Bush made the motion, noting findings of fact and three stipulations regarding the project. Those stipulations are: (1) submitting “a class one survey prior to issuance of a building permit,” (2) having “final approval from the Planning Board and Historic District Commission” for the site plans, and (3) “the retaining wall and sand filter drainage system must be in strict conformity to the requirements of their performance.” Chair Elizabeth Connor seconded Bush’s motion, and with board member Judith Cyronak absent, the board voted 6-0 in favor of the project. The building will be located next to Poor People’s Pub at the base of Calico Hill. 

Paige Gaffett told The Times that it has been a year long journey seeking permits and approvals to construct the building to relocate their Old Island Pub restaurant, which last year vacated the space that Tigerfish now occupies on Corn Neck Road. Gaffett said that her father, Nat, thinks they attended a total of 16 meetings before the town’s various boards; nine Planning Board meetings, four Historic District Commission hearings, and three Zoning Board meetings to get the project up and running.