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Claremont Planning Board Approves Site Plan for Vacant Building

Claremont’s Planning Board voted in favor Monday night of the site plan for the renovation of a vacant building on Broad Street. The Eagle Times reports that the Planning Board voted 7-1 in support of the former Moose Lodge at 209 Broad Street to be renovated as a bakery/cafe with office space.

The site plan lays out that 2,200 square feet would be turned into a cafe/bakery that would be leased out to the Stone Arch Bakery, which has locations in Lebanon and on Claremont’s Main Street.

The one vote against the site plan and renovation was Mayor Charlene Lovett, who said that the added parking lot in front of the building would be out of place.

Parking would be supplied by a new lot out front and around 30 existing spaces in the rear. In a letter to the board, the owner of Stone Arch Bakery explained that the position on a high-traffic street and location near the schools would help promote business.

If all goes according to plan, including a full renovation, the project could be completed in time for an opening in September of this year.

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