Locals have been raving this summer about Wellesley College Club’s Thursday late afternoon/early evening Canines & Cocktails events, which continue through most of September. One reader wrote: “Seems the event is part of an effort promoting the Club as a pet-friendly hotel.” The Townsman stopped in and interviewed people enjoying the event recently. We’re holding out for Cockroaches & Cocktails since we don’t have a dog but do have Madagascar hissing cockroaches.
Separately, Wellesley leaders continue to explore the possibility of granting liquor licenses to smaller restaurants (currently, they need 100 seats to qualify). The upsides include that more restaurants might want to open in town and small existing ones that don’t have liquor licenses could better compete with larger ones that do have licenses. Downsides would be the end of BYOB establishments and concerns about chances increasing of liquor getting into the hands of youngsters. It’s possible the issue could be the subject of a special town meeting this fall. More from the Globe and Patch.
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