TUPPER LAKE - Planning board members set a hearing for Magnus Stalhammer's plan to move his pizzeria, Bima's, to the other end of Park Street.
Stalhammer told the planning board Thursday night that his lease is coming to an end at 291 Park St., the old Sarvis' Mini-Mall, at the end of the year.
He wants to move Bima's to 95 Park St., where Well Dressed Foods has been housed for the last several years across from the State Theatre. Well Dressed Foods recently moved across the street.
He said he was concerned at first about parking, but then he learned there's room to park four vehicles behind the building. That will give his delivery drivers and employees room to park, and his patrons can park on the street in front of the restaurant.
"I don't think anybody on Park Street has any parking, either," said planning board member Jim Ellis.
Initially, Stalhammer said he will offer only a few tables like he has now and mostly for take-out and delivery service. The goal of moving to the new location, though, he said, is to expand into the neighboring storefront and open up restaurant seating and get a liquor license.
"That's something that we're not doing right away," Stalhammer said. "We would like to cross that bridge when we get to it."
The planning board has to hold a hearing on the move, since it constitutes a change in use from retail to restaurant, said town Planner Paul O'Leary. Stalhammer asked that the hearing be held as soon as possible, since his lease is almost up.
The board has to give 15 days' notice before a hearing, so board members decided the soonest they can hold a hearing is 7 p.m. Jan. 8.
"I appreciate that," Stalhammer said.
The board plans to hold a hearing on the first phase of the Adirondack Club and Resort at its regular January meeting, which is set for Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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