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North Adams Gains $44K MassDOT Grant to Expand Outdoor Dining

The city has received a $44,483 grant from the state's Shared Streets and Spaces Program to promote outdoor dining in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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New Drive-Thru Eatery, Classic Car Business Approved in North Adams

The proprietors of the popular Freight Yard Pub were approved for a new venture in the former Dairy Queen on Curran Highway.

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Pittsfield Taco Bell to Move Across Street

Some commissioners wanted some more time with the application and Commissioner Jonathan Lothrop asked for a continuance.

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Williamstown Won't Attempt Street Closure Saturday

After hearing more testimony from a local business owner at Monday's meeting, the members of the Select Board showed no interest in going through with the plan to allow outdoor dining and shopping in downtown between 4 and 10 p.m.

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Spring Street Will Be Closed Saturday for Outdoor Dining

At the end of Monday's more than 2 1/2-hour meeting of the Select Board, Chair Jane Patton announced that the street will be closed from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Limited Indoor Dining, Nail Salons Can Resume on Monday

Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday morning said the second step in Phase 2 of Reopening Massachusetts would commence on June 22, allowing for some inside dining, close contact person services, fitting rooms by appointment and increasing the occupancy percentage of offices.

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Williamstown Making No Plans for On-Street Dining

Town Manager Jason Hoch last month floated the idea of temporary closures during limited hours as a way to help local businesses recover from the closures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MassDOT Offering Municipal Grants to Outdoor Dining, Mobility

Towns and cities trying to aid businesses in reopening will have access to some $5 million in grants through the state Department of Transportation.

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Adams Preparing For Outside Dining

Restaurants have been limited to take out and delivery since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The reopening plan is great news for an industry that, according to the National Restaurant Association, lost a total of $80 billion in sales and over 5 million jobs in March and April alone because of the global pandemic.

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Pittsfield to Expedite Restaurant Outdoor Expansion

The licensing board voted unanimously Monday to give Chairman Thomas Campoli the ability independently act upon applications to expand restaurant service outdoors.

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Successful Start to Outdoor Service at Williamstown Diner

Moonlight Diner owner Mike Ameen said he has been doing about 20 percent of his usual business during the pandemic. He hopes the switch from take-out to table service will help.

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State Releases Guidelines for Opening Hotels, Restaurants in Phase 2

The commonwealth Friday issued guidance for the reopening of hotels and restaurants, an event that could happen as soon as early June.

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North Adams Making Second Try to Find Restaurant for Airport

Administrative Officer Michale Canales told the Airport Commission Tuesday that the city has rejected the lone response to the recently released RFP and will try again in the Spring.

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Pine Brook Pub Wants to Make New Memories in Adams

Thursday's menu consisted of some standard pub fare, chicken parmigiana, burgers, nachos. And some not so standard, tempura-fried vegetables, charcuterie, and limoncello mascarpone cake.

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North Adams OKs Restaurant at Greylock Works

The Planning Board on Monday night approved the addition of the restaurant, The Break Room, to the renovated mill space on State Road.

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Berkshire Palate Expands in Williamstown

The eatery has moved just a few doors down at the Colonial Plaza into the former EAT a more suitable location for its cuisine, business, and customers.

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Landmark Adams Restaurant Will Close After 69 Years

Operated by the Haddad family since 1950, the Red Carpet Restaurant has served millions of meals to mill workers, judges, hunters, and everyone in between.

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Red Apple Butchers Taking Second Slice at North Street

Nearly 18 months after it shuttering his location in Crawford Square, Jazu Stine expects to open on Tuesday in the very same spot to serve breakfast sandwiches and lunch.

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Owners Look to Sell Former Johnny's Beach Club Property

Wahconah Street LLC's attorney Jeffrey Lynch told the Licensing Board on Monday that owners no longer plan to open but instead want to improve the 87 Wahconah St. property in hopes of selling it.

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North Adams Restaurateur Brings Back 'Capitol' Name With Side of BBQ

After piloting through the tempest that was the Solid Sound Festival including running through 80 pounds of homemade corned beef hash in less than two days Meehan was working through another storm of his own making.

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Waubeeka Golf Links Reopening Restaurant as Tavern on 7

The Tavern on 7 is opening at Waubeeka Golf Links and restaurant manager David Travisano wants everyone to feel welcome in the overhauled restaurant.

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The Lantern Reopened In Pittsfield

For a century The Lantern has been a stalwart landmark in the city's downtown. Thousands of people have eaten in the restaurant at the corner of Linden and North and it had remained through generations of changes to the city's downtown. But, in 2017, Mark Papas decided it was time to close it.

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'EAT' Restaurant in Williamstown Opens in Colonial Plaza

Takeout is still a cornerstone of the business but now with more room, he wants to put a focus on dinner.

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North Adams' Tourists Repurposing Historic Farmhouse as Restaurant

It marks a significant change in the resort's plans for a fine-dining restaurant on Massachusetts Avenue that guests at the State Road motel would have accessed via a bucolic trail over the river.

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Former Adrien's Diner Transformed Into New Vegan Restaurant

Shari Peltier's daughter is a vegetarian and it is difficult when they go out to eat in local establishments. "Whenever we would go out to dinner the only thing the kid could order was pasta. There was never any options for her," Peltier said.

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