Dear friends and citizens of Stoneham,
On November 19, 2013 the Stoneham Liquor Licensing Authority granted an application to sell beer and wine at the Spot Pond Mobil station at the corner of Main and South Street. This application was granted despite written and vocal opposition from the citizens of Stoneham. Another license was practically promised for consideration at the Mobil station on Montvale Ave in six months. In addition, six months ago the board voted unanimously against this action. What has changed?
There are many reasons why this application should not have been granted. Police input on the impact was not sought. The citizens were not notified of a major licensing change or given ample time to voice their concerns.
The Spot Pond Mobil station is across the street from the MDC pool, which will be taken over by the Boys & Girls club. It is within walking distance to the Stone zoo and a playground. Behind the gas station is a residential neighborhood .
We are being given the chance now to ask the Liquor Licensing Board to reconsider this application Many of us feel selling liquor at gas stations will forever change the culture of our town and will cheapen our community! We do NOT want to be known as the only community in the area that sells liquor at gas stations.
Please join us on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00pm at the Stoneham Selectman's meeting in Town Hall to voice your opinion.