Horizons Plans Mid-May Opening

Horizons on Cape Cod Bay, which is returning to the property at 98 Town Neck Road, may open its doors by May 15.

Karen Gilrein, a representative of the restaurant and granddaughter of owner Frank W. Kelleher, spoke at a liquor license hearing held April 17 by the board of selectmen.

Horizons had filed for a seasonal all-alcohol license. Following the hearing, the selectmen voted 5-0 to approve the license.

The matter now goes to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission for a final determination.

Under the stewardship of Mr. Kelleher, Horizons had operated at the Town Neck property for 28 years.

Seven years ago, Mr. Kelleher sold the property to another entity, which began operating the Hemisphere restaurant there.


In January, Mr. Kelleher reacquired the property. He plans to reopen the restaurant next month under its former name of Horizons on Cape Cod Bay.

Mr. Kelleher said he will operate Horizons as a family business, with children and grandchildren participating in its operation.

Ms. Gilrein told the selectmen that the restaurant will offer fresh seafood in an “extremely casual” ambiance.

She said Horizons hopes to open by May 15, but had resolved to open by Memorial Day weekend.

In a second liquor license hearing held April 17, the selectmen revoted a change of address for a license held by the Brown Jug to help resolve a technical issue.

Earlier this year, the selectmen had approved allowing the Brown Jug to move its package store license from 1 Jarves Street to 155 Main Street.

But town manager George H. Dunham said the Brown Jug had neglected to get registered receipts, as required, on its notifications of abutters.

With notice receipts newly confirmed, the selectmen voted 5-0 to approve the license’s change of address.


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