Edgartown signs off on liquor license for former deli

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Edgartown selectmen announced on Monday that the real estate tax rate dropped seven cents from 2016 to 2017. — File photo by Ralph Stewart

Edgartown selectmen approved an application for a liquor license for the former Edgartown Deli at their regular Monday-afternoon meeting. The property, owned by the Courtney family, has been undergoing major renovations since midwinter.

Co-owner Patrick Courtney told selectmen he is reworking the business to include a bar and outdoor seating. “Reconstructing the property there, the plan is to be open by the middle to end of June,” Mr. Courtney said. The proposal for outdoor seating is awaiting approval from the zoning board of appeals.

In other business, Edgartown selectmen approved a quarterly report from animal control officer Barbara Prada. The report featured typical counts related to leash-law violations and various other calls. In total, Ms. Prada collected $60 in fines since January.

Selectmen also signed off on a 5k race along South Beach for Saturday, May 7, at 9 am. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Martha’s Vineyard Cancer Support Group. Those who wish to register may do so online at runsignup.com.