Cobb’s Mill Inn seeks café permit

" title=A café that serves coffee and sandwiches may soon be coming to the Cobb’s Mill Inn.

Drew Friedman, owner of La Roue Elayne at Cobb’s Mill Inn on Old Mill Road, has filed for a zoning permit to do interior work on the former gift shop building at Cobb’s Mill Inn in order to create a café.

Mr. Friedman and his associate, Elayne Cassara, presented the plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday, Feb. 4. The commission accepted the application, but took no action and tabled further discussion until its next meeting.

Mr. Friedman said the plan would be to serve light breakfast and lunch items, such as coffee, baked goods, soups, sandwiches and paninis. The shop will be called J.K. Café at Cobb’s Mill Inn.

The café would open around 6 a.m. daily and there would be seating for 35 to 40 people.

There would be no cooking in the space; that would be done in the kitchen at Cobb’s Mill Inn. However, there would be refrigeration units to keep beverages cold.

Because the property is a non-conforming business in a residential zone, the commissioners decided to ask for an opinion from legal counsel to see if a café would be an acceptable use.

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