FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham Health Department shut now a Nobscot establishment, after it failed to renew its license with the city for 2019.
Sabrina Wong III in Nobscot Plaza, off Water Street, did not file a renewal application with the City of Framingham for its “Common Victualer” license to operate a restaurant, as of January 2 at 9:49 a.m.
State and city law requires all restaurants to have a valid common victualer license to operate and serve food.
The restaurant however was open on New Year’s Day, and again open on January 2, when a health department employee went into the establishment and ordered it closed yesterday.
If a restaurant is operating without a license, it is subject to discipline by the Framingham License Commission, and possible fines.
Under Massachusetts Law, every food service establishment in the city of Framingham is required to have a Common Victualer license.
All restaurants in the City were to have filed their renewal applications in 2018. The final 2018 meeting of the Commission was on December 17.
Any applications that were received after December 12, were told that the Commission could not vote to approve until 2019.
If Sabrina Wong III files a renewal application with the City of Framingham, a vote of the 5-member Framingham License Commission to approve the permit is needed before they can legally operate in the city and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The next Commission meeting is scheduled for January 7.