Ashburnham pub gets liquor license - Sentinel & Enterprise

There are 15 comments on the Sentinel & Enterprise story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Ashburnham pub gets liquor license - Sentinel & Enterprise. In it, Sentinel & Enterprise reports that:

The Board of Selectmen approved an all-alcohol liquor license for a new pub in the center of town Monday, paving the way for a restaurant presence that people have long wanted.

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houlpau

Wichita, KS

#21 Jun 16, 2009
Why can't these yuppie folks in town learn to like the Legion and the Rod & Gun? These places have been offering our residents a great place to drink for years. If it was good enough for my Pappy, It should be good enough for them.
Ashburnham resident

Fitchburg, MA

#22 Jun 16, 2009
houlpau wrote:
Why can't these yuppie folks in town learn to like the Legion and the Rod & Gun? These places have been offering our residents a great place to drink for years. If it was good enough for my Pappy, It should be good enough for them.
The only problem with those establishments is that you have to be a member to access the place.
houlpau

Wichita, KS

#23 Jun 16, 2009
You're right! My Pappy was a member but he knew everyone and let all his friend's in anyway. If you knock twice, whistle yankee doodle, and stomp your left foot on the cement block outside, you can usually get in without being a member.
Ashburnham resident wrote:
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The only problem with those establishments is that you have to be a member to access the place.
Ashburnham resident

Fitchburg, MA

#24 Jun 16, 2009
houlpau wrote:
You're right! My Pappy was a member but he knew everyone and let all his friend's in anyway. If you knock twice, whistle yankee doodle, and stomp your left foot on the cement block outside, you can usually get in without being a member. <quoted text>
What's the code for the Rod And Gun Club?
a-ham res

Gardner, MA

#25 Jun 16, 2009
I hope the food at this place is better than the god awful stuff they serve at McNally's. The menu and the service will make or break this venture - beer tastes the same no matter where you are.
jody

Fitchburg, MA

#27 Jun 16, 2009
i would like to drink there withjtn
jody

Fitchburg, MA

#28 Jun 16, 2009
meredith Fagan wrote:
I think this is what Ashburnham needs! I love the idea of a pub. Not to mention it will lessen the burden for the tax payers and once we have an established pub in town, more biz will likely follow. We need to get the Highway Barn relocated to free up all that desirable real estate in the center of town amd then we will really be cooking with a desirable, desintation town center. Let's embrace this positive step and really start making some much needed changes to "downtown"!
are yu a drunk?
meredith Fagan

Townsend, MA

#29 Jun 16, 2009
to #28..not yet?
Leo Janssens II

AOL

#30 Jun 16, 2009
I was a police officer for many years in Lunenburg. We had our share of drinking establishments. The ones that serve food tend to be the most low keyed. That doesn't mean on occasion someone gets out of hand but it is rare. The ones that are strictly alcohol can get fired up at times. The people who had an objection live right next to the exit of this establishment.
KAKES

AOL

#31 Jun 16, 2009
I lived and grew up in Ashburnham. I think this is a great thing for the town. Most people up there pay some many taxes now it it unreal. I do, however, understand the concernes of people who live near the place that is going to open. As long as it is kept under strict supervision, I do not see the problem.I think it will bring lots of revenue to Ashburnham. It needs it. I will be watching.
Ashburnham Resident

Middleton, MA

#33 Jun 17, 2009
If I am not wrong a tall and long extended white fence is located across the parking lot from the actual building, and the current exit to the street, It is to buffer any noise that may come from leaving the parking lot area. I feel that the comments are short cited, as any car passing the homes on central street at any time will also have load music playing , or load muffler systems on their cars. These are sounds that will only be for a few moments just as in a car leaving this parking area would have. I believe the word Pub will have more of a clientele that will actually eat meals along with a drink, as opposed to a bar that does not serve food. I believe that this establishment will give town residents another opportunity for a job in this poor job market, as well as any high school student looking for evening work with not to many hours but keeping them near home. I am sure that they will be successful and have many patrons that will go maybe after Friday night football games, Marching Band Tues and Thur night rehearsal( instead of to Gardner to eat a late dinner). I would much rather go here than to Mcnally's for a quick appetizer and drink. Does the Apartment located across the parking lot of McNally's that have a tree line buffer experience the things that were said by the previous people on patrons behavior , I do not believe I have read about this happening.
jake

Fitchburg, MA

#34 Jun 18, 2009
I wounder how much a kickback they got for a liscence?
So this is the attraction for new business.
Has the town thought about getting rid of the public safety building and laying off to balance the budget?
This maybe why peopler are leaving to find a desirable place to live!
The taxes are way out of control time for layoffs.
A bar or pub is distasteful at the very least.
jtn

Boston, MA

#35 Jun 20, 2009
cesspool wrote:
I'm gonna go to this bar, get stinking drunk and p iss and c rap outdoors all over town!
let's get together and do it
Paul B

Lowell, MA

#36 Jun 21, 2009
Finally a new business in Ashburnham! I'm not much of a drinker, but a new restaurant is good. Maybe this is another good lead to more businesses in Ashburnhaham. I'm also gla my bank, GFA is in town. Paul B
Josh Broyles

Colombia

#37 Sep 23, 2009
This doesn't sound like an obvious step in the gentrification process, but it might be.

Keep your eyes open. Ashburnham just got rezoned for gentrification, and it's going to happen.
The list of amendments reflects what is going in as close as possible to Cushing's tennis court.

When the liquor comes in the way it's coming, you can expect all the most convenient problems to come with it.

Then, when the Unnamed Entity is finally ready to bulldoze all the houses on Puffer street and put in a gas station at the corner of Chapel and Water, the liquor related problems will somehow, magically go away. Probably right to the town border, at least.

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