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The Valley Breeze & Observer 11-14-2019

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SMITHFIELD – Representatives from the Carpionato Group, who are redeveloping the former Benny's store on Putnam Pike into a new commer- cial complex, remain tight-lipped on planned tenants. Carpionato Leasing Manager Peter Flynn said the company does not have any tenants locked in yet for 473 Putnam Pike. He reiterated that the building is planned to have a drive- thru restaurant, bank, and other retail space, and will bring excellent tenants to Smithfield. Regardless of tenants, said Flynn, the development will be "really, really nice." "We're sworn to secrecy to tenants until they're done with the agree- ments," Flynn said. Though the group previously stated that the tenants' identities will be released by the end of September, Flynn said he does not expect the announcement to be made for anoth- er three months. "We will have the right tenants in there because of the huge investment we've made in the property," Flynn said. Smithfield Town Manager Randy Rossi said there is plenty of specula- tion around town about the new ten- ants. From the outside, the uniform structure and "cookie cutter" façade is not giving away any hints, he said. "Maybe it'll be exciting and make a big splash," he said. The Carpionato group purchased 29 of the 31 Benny's locations when the retail chain store went out of busi- ness in December 2017. Many former locations were converted into Dollar General or Ace Hardware stores. Others became pet stores or grocers. In a February interview with The Valley Breeze & Observer, Flynn said he expected the tenants at the Smithfield location to be different from others. The redevelopment at the Greenville location split the original 146,514-square-foot building into two smaller buildings. The larger, an 18,000-square-foot building, will house a 15,000-square-foot retail store in the main building and a 3,000-square-foot bank with a drive-thru to the right. A separate 6,530-square-foot building will house a 4,210-square-foot res- taurant with a drive-thru and a small retail space. Flynn says construction is going great. Along with a new façade and roof, improvements to the property include parking lot circulation and front entrance modifications. Flynn added that the development is receiving serious interest from local, retail, and national businesses. The sale of the separate former Benny's headquarters, located at the Esmond Mills at 340 Waterman Ave., is still pending, according to Rossi. Some suggestions of a potential micro- brewery were made during a July Planning Board meeting where the zoning ordinance for microbreweries was changed to allow one in town. The sale of the mill has been pend- ing since January as negotiations have continued on the 540,272-square-foot property. SMITHFIELD SCITUATE FOSTER GLOCESTER | VALLEY BREEZE & OBSERVER | NOVEMBER 14-20, 2019 SMITHFIELD / FOSTER 5 Goduto completes Officer Candidate School Lt. Matthew Goduto, of Smithfield, gradu- ated from U.S. Army Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Ga., on Oct. 29. Goduto is currently assigned to the 211th Infantry Regiment, 199th Infantry Brigade. He will be attending an Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course beginning in January. Goduto is a graduate of Smithfield High School. He is the son of Michael and Theresa Goduto, of Smithfield. Friends of the Greenville Library Holiday Raffle starts Monday SMITHFIELD – The annual Friends of the Greenville Public Library, 573 Putnam Pike, Holiday Raffle will take place from Monday, Nov. 18 to Saturday, Dec. 14. Raffle tickets will be available at the library for $1 per ticket, $5 for six tickets and $10 for 12 tickets. The winners will be drawn at the "An Afternoon of Fun with Santa" holiday event on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. Winners will be drawn at 2 p.m. Children will have the chance to dance and sing along with Santa, make a holiday craft and enjoy a spe- cial treat. GODUTO MILITARY NEWS Knitting Wednesdays at Tyler Free Library FOSTER – The Tyler Free Library, 81A Moosup Valley Road, hosts Knitting Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Adults interested in learning to knit, or wishing to pick up where they left off, are welcome to stop in. Call Tyler Free Library at 401-397- 7930 for more information. FOSTER NEWS Developer sworn to secrecy on Benny's tenants By JACQUELYN MOOREHEAD Valley Breeze & Observer Staff Writer jackie@valleybreeze.com TOWN OF SMITHFIELD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Town Council to consider an amendment to Chapter 303 of the Code of Ordinances entitled "Solid Waste". Public Hearing Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 7:00 p.m. Place: Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, 2nd Floor e proposed Ordinance Amendments are as follows: Article I entitled "Solid Waste and Recycling" and Section 303-1 entitled "Definitions" e public is welcome to any meeting of the Town Council or its subcommittees. If communication assistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal participation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's office at 401-233-1010 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. To view the full text of the proposed ordinance amendment, please visit the office of the Smithfield Town Clerk during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or visit the Town's Web Site at: www.smithfieldri.com. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC Town Clerk TOWN OF SMITHFIELD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING CHAPTER 236 – HOURS OF OPERATION TOWN COUNCIL SERVING AS BOARD OF LICENSES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Town Council of Smithfield acting as the Board of License Commissioners in said Town, that in accordance with Smithfield Town Ordinances, Chapter 236: Licensing, Business § 236-3, hours generally, and RI General Laws § 5-24-1, the following annual renewal of Victualling License applications to include permission to extend the hours of operation Monday through Sunday will be heard by said Licensing Board for: 1. 7-Eleven Store #32614A d/b/a "7-Eleven #32614A", 970 Douglas Pike to extend hours of oper- ation to 24/7 hours. 2. Colbea Enterprises, LLC d/b/a "Shell #36", 368 Putnam Pike to extend hours of operation to 24/7 hours. 3. Coppage Management, Inc. d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", 970 Douglas Pike to extend hours of operation to 4:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 4. Cumberland Farms, Inc. d/b/a "Cumberland Farms #1251", 353 Waterman Avenue to extend hours of operation to 24/7 hours. 5. Ionian, Inc. d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", 259 Putnam Pike #1 to extend hours of operation to 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. 6. JMK Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a "Smithfield Mobil", 364 Putnam Pike to extend hours of opera- tion to 24/7 hours. 7. KAC Foods, Inc. d/b/a "McDonald's", 445 Putnam Pike, Unit 19 to extend hours of operation to 24/7 hours. Drive thru only 8. Marylou's News, Inc. d/b/a "Marylou's Coffee", 368 Putnam Pike to extend hours of opera- tion to 4:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 9. Greenville Donuts, LLC. d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", 385 Putnam Pike to extend hours of opera- tion to 4:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. 10. Greenville Donuts, LLC. d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", 471 Putnam Pike to extend hours of opera- tion to 24/7 hours. 11. Greenville Donuts, LLC d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", 639B Putnam Pike to extend hours of operation to 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 12. Wedge Donuts, Inc. d/b/a "Dunkin' Donuts", 151 Douglas Pike to extend hours of operation to 4:30 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. The above names applications will be in order for hearing at a meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers, Smithfield Town Hall, 64 Farnum Pike, Smithfield, at which time and place all remonstrants may make their objections. The public is welcome to any meeting of the Smithfield Town Council. If communication as- sistance (readers/interpreters/captions) or any other accommodation to ensure equal partici- pation is needed, please contact the Smithfield Town Manager's Office at 401-233-1010 at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. By order of the Town Council: Carol A. Aquilante, MMC, Town Clerk TOWN OF GLOCESTER PUBLIC HEARING ISSUANCE OF A NEW VICTUALING LICENSE Notice is hereby given by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester, RI, being the Licensing Board in said Town, under the provisions of Section 5-24-1 of RI General Laws as amended, that the following named applicant has applied to said Town Council for a license, under said Act, for the year ending December 1, 2020. All remonstrants will be given an opportunity to be heard before any action is taken on the following: Paris Irons Farm Location of Business: 86 Paris Irons Road e Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on December 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Glocester Town Hall, 1145 Putnam Pike Per order of the Town Council Jean Fecteau, CMC, Town Clerk e Glocester Town Hall is accessible to people with disabilities. Individuals requiring interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 568-6206, Ext. 0 not less than 48 hours in advance of the meeting date. 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