Thursday, October 18, 2012
Public hearings for the North Woburn proposals opened Tuesday.
The City Council opened three public hearings regarding North Woburn projects Tuesday, but all will need more discussion. Alderman Mike Raymond told Woburn Patch Wednesday that although the hearings were opened, they were forwarded to the council's Committee on Special Permits. Normally, public hearings are opened at City Council, forwarded to the special permitting committee, then re-opened at a later date with City Council. Also during that discussion time period, the Planning Board and Board of Appeals holds meetings on the matters (if necessary). In August, some North Woburn residents were upset to learn that a CVS could be built on the current site of Mr. Charlie's ice cream shop, while that eatery would move across the street into …
Friday, August 31, 2012
What is the drug store looking to do in North Woburn?
A rumor has become reality, as developers proposing a CVS in North Woburn have officially filed a petition with the Planning Board. According to Planning Director Ed Tarallo, the special permit application was submitted Thursday afternoon around lunch time. Rumors have been swirling about changes in North Woburn, since a portion of the Dunkin' Donuts/Convenient 38 strip mall was painted with blue and white stripes—the color scheme for Mr. Charlie's Ice Cream. "They must come before the City Council in special permits to do this," said Alderman Richard Gately. Mr. Charlie's is expected to speak to the City Council about the paint and possible move Tuesday. Now, CVS has filed paperwork to move into Mr. Charlie's old location, and is also …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
What's going on with the North Woburn business?
Anyone driving through North Woburn has probably noticed that the strip mall at 880 Main Street has a new look to it. Dunkin' Donuts had already moved to the opposite side of the plaza, leaving its old location vacant. Well, that storefront was painted with blue and white stripes. Just like Mr. Charlie's Ice Cream across the street. Woburn Patch visited Mr. Charlie's on Monday and learned that the ice cream parlor is meeting with city officials about moving across the street. The petition will be before the City Council soon. Robert McSheffrey is the owner of the 880 Main St. plaza, which is valued at $1.2 million, and was built in 1984, according to City Hall's Assessors' records. Mr. Charlie's is operated by Kelly McSheffrey, who spoke…
Friday, September 2, 2011
The ice cream store adds a 50's-style diner to its business.
Grab your poodle skirt, bobby socks and Mary Jane shoes, it's time for lunch or dinner at UJ's Cafe—a 1950s style diner at Mr. Charlies in North Woburn. Mr. Charlie's is already a popular ice cream destination in North Woburn. On Friday, Sept. 2, they added the UJ's Cafe. "It was always my dad's dream to have a 50's style diner," said Kelly McSheffrey. The cafe is named after McSheffrey's Uncle John, and Mr. Charlie's is named for one of her other uncles. UJ's Cafe will serve up burgers, hot dogs and speciality sandwiches, including Philly Cheesesteaks. The eatery is open Monday through Sundays, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.