The town Friday ordered the temporary closure of a Main Street restaurant after an inspection revealed the business' failure to address previously identified violations of the building code.
Town Manager Jason Hoch told the Board of Selectmen at its Monday night meeting that Chopsticks Restaurant was found to be in violation of several parts of the building code — some of which first were identified a year ago.
Town Hall will be closed today, Wednesday, but on Thursday, it will have a little more open space.
As discussed at a Board of Selectmen meeting earlier this summer, Town Manager Jason Hoch decided to close the town's offices for one day to allow staff to do weed through some of the mountains of paperwork that have accumulated over the years.
Employees were shocked to find a sign posted on the door of Old Country Buffet saying the restaurant was closing for good.
Handwritten on the post is information on an employee meeting to be held Thursday afternoon. Employees have reported that they were given no notification of the closure. It is unclear how many employees will be impacted by the company's decision.
Nuclea hasn't provided a timeline for the closure nor has it released information on the number of employees that will be affected. As for a $510,775 tax incentive, the company might still get it.
It is required to file reports at the end of each year with job creation totals, so as long as Nuclea hits those benchmarks in 2016 — no matter where in the state it is — the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center can't take back the funding.
Nuclea is closing its Pittsfield lab. The company announced "a major internal reorganization" on Monday that transfers its primary focus from research and development of products to commercialization. With that, the CLIA laboratory in Pittsfield will close.