FRAMINGHAM – Nobscot Convenience & Deli in Framingham is being sold.
Earlier this month, the 5-member Framingham License Commission approved a liquor license transfer for the property at 908 Edgell Road in the Nobscot section of the City of Framingham.
The Commission voted unanimously for the “Transfer of License, Pledge of Inventory, and Pledge of Collateral for the Wine & Malt Package Store License held by El Manahri The Hermit Inc. d/b/a Nobscot Convenience & Deli to Nobscot Market Corp d/b/a Nobscot Convenience.”
“This is a change in business ownership. There’ll be no changes to the store footprint or making it bigger, anything like that. There may be some cosmetic changes, maybe a new cooler fresh paint something like that,” said the lawyer during the public hearing on December 19.
Samir Patel will be the manager of record, with Jason Doucette as the assistant manager of record.
The hours will be 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the convenience store Sundays through Saturday. Liquor sales are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays.
Commissioner Sara Porter asked how the store will prevent alcohol sales during the other hours.
The “beer and wine is kind of quartered off in its own aisle. So they can put up signs that say no sales during whatever the hours may be on Sundays before 10 or Monday through Saturday before 8 a.m. and then they can turn the cooler lights off and they may install new coolers so that they can actually lock to prevent sales during those hours too,” said the attorney.
It will take the Commonwealth’s Alcohol Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) about 6 to 8 weeks to approve the transfers, so the sale and transfer is not likely to go through until the middle-to-late January.
The store has not had any known alcohol violation over the last few years, said the Commission Chair before the vote.