A year ago this week, it was reported that the site of an iconic seaside music club could become home to an Asian restaurant along with retail and residential space. It now looks like those plans have changed.
According to an article in Wicked Local, the developers who own the former Beachcomber property on Wollaston Beach in Quincy have ditched the original plans to build a complex that would include a sushi bar and a restaurant, a couple of stores, a function space, and six apartments (or possibly condos as was reported earlier). Instead, a new "scaled down" proposal has been submitted that would include a food hall on the first floor, a fine-dining sushi spot with a function hall on the second floor, and office space on the third floor, while 89 parking spaces would be added as part of the plans. Part of the reason for the change is due to concerns within the neighborhood that the retail shops might bring in too much traffic while the residential spaces could be used for short-term rentals.
The new proposal needs to be approved by the conservation commission, the zoning board, and the planning board before it can become reality; if given the green light, it could take a year to a year and a half to complete the demolition and construction at the site.
The Beachcomber closed in the latter part of 2015 after being in business for more than 50 years.
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