Every time I drive by the old Capasso farm, I wonder what will become of the place. Today the Metrowest Daily News gives us an update on what’s been happening with the property in the past few months. The Capasso family is actively trying to lease it, but to no avail.
Town records show that Steve and Linda Bock thought about leasing the store last August. The Bocks, who ran Beezes Restaurant and Ice Cream Stand on Rte. 20 in Northborough for 12 years, wanted to make additions to the store, including baked goods, meats, seafood and ice cream.
But Building Inspector David Gusmini ruled that the Bocks’ proposal differed from the original scope of the farm stand and, therefore, would require a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Building Department Administrative Assistant Jeanne Survell said yesterday that the Bocks never applied for a special permit with the Zoning Board.
Getting a special permit can be a long and expensive process, which may explain why the Bocks never applied for one.
The article also says that if the Capassos don’t find a tenant by next October, they’ll lose their pre-existing non-conformity designation, meaning any business that wants to set up shop there — even a farm stand — will have to seek a special permit.
Pop on over and read the MWDN article for more.