The Bourne Board of Selectmen has approved amended common victualer licenses for three Bourne restaurants: the Sagamore Inn in South Sagamore, the Bog Tavern at Brookside Golf Course, and East Wind Lobster and Grille in Buzzards Bay.
Public hearings for all three restaurants’ requests were held during the board’s remote meeting on Tuesday, April 6.
The amended licenses allow Eastwind Lobster and the Bog Tavern to serve alcoholic beverages year-round. The Bog Tavern’s request included serving all alcoholic beverages from “a food truck, mobile beverage cart and stationary kiosk on the grounds of the golf course.”
Kirk M. Fitzgerald, manager of the Bog Tavern, said he is looking to offer customers “full service and more than just malt and wine.” Mr. Fitzgerald said the food truck will serve breakfast near the golf course’s clubhouse and will then move to a kiosk at the ninth hole, where it will serve lunch for the remainder of the day. The truck will then return to the clubhouse at the end of the day, he said.
The East Wind Lobster and Grille request was to allow the restaurant to serve wine and malt beverages year-round. The longtime Buzzards Bay mainstay recently underwent a change in ownership. New owner Edward Perkins told the board that the previous owners, Jean M. Lanahan and Thomas P. Lanahan, have helped with the transition.
“We’re learning a lot, having fun and learning a lot from the Lanahan family,” he said.
Mr. Perkins told the board he is looking to reintroduce beer and wine to the establishment’s menu as the weather turns warmer. Selectman James L. Potter asked if all employees serving alcohol will be TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures) certified. Mr. Perkins assured the board that will be the case.
Sagamore Inn’s amended license allows the establishment to extend its serving of alcoholic beverages to an outside bar with bathrooms, as well as an enclosed green space. Owner Suzanne Bilodeau said the business recently received approval from the planning board for the outside bar. She said she is awaiting certification from the Registry of Deeds so that she can obtain the building permit for the bar.
Board chairwoman Judith M. Froman noted that, despite the ongoing pandemic, the Sagamore Inn has appeared to stay busy over the past year. Ms. Bilodeau said a tent put up on the grounds has helped business considerably.
“The tent turned into our restaurant last year, just because of what happened, and we’re just really thankful that we were a little bit ahead of the curve. It’s definitely been a positive thing for us,” she said.
Board members voted unanimously to grant the amended licenses.