Brooklyn Water Bagel Gets Approval For 8 Outdoor Tables


FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham License Commission approved Brooklyn Water Bagels for 8 outdoor tables in their parking lot, on Monday night June 8.

Restaurants had been closed since mid-March, and under the Governor’s order could only do take out or curbside, until Phase II.

Starting yesterday, June 8, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was allowing outdoor dining, under Phase II. Restaurants that already had outdoor dining in 2019, could begin service on June 8. Those who were adding seating needed local approval.

The Framingham License Commission reviewed the applications of about 10 establishments Monday night.

The tables will be located between the establishment in its strip mall location to Caldor Road in the parking lot.

Planned seating plan submitted to the City of Framingham

Brooklyn Water Bagel is located at 341 Cochituate Road.

The application said it would be a total of 32 seats.

 The application for outdoor dining was approved for Sundays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., with several conditions.

First back payment of taxes to the City of Framingham must be paid.

Taxes owed as of April 1, 2020 can be deferred, but taxes owned prior must be paid, under the vote last night.

Brooklyn Water Bagel owes $453.21 from calendar year 2019, and another $190.70 through March 31. The establishment owes $181.90 since April 1 to the City of Framingham.

Second, pending inspectional services and health department approvals.

Under the governor’s and the City of Framingham’s regulations, all tables must be 6 feet apart. The state had specific guidelines for restaurants under the Phase II re-opening plan.


Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Water Bagels


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