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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Stop & Shop seeks another bite at the apple


The Stop & Shop supermarket chain, which has has sued Northborough for shooting down a proposed downtown store, will ask the Zoning Board of Appeals to overturn that decision Tuesday.

Stop & Shop wants the ZBA to reverse the Planning Board’s June 30 denial and approve their application for a 63,500-square foot grocery store on almost 10 acres between Hudson and Main Streets, Town Planner Kathy Joubert said.

The company filed a lawsuit Worcester Land Court in July asking a judge to direct the Planning Board to approve the project for 77 Main Street because the board exercised power it does not have. The lawsuit is pending.

The Planning Board argued Stop & Shop did not provide all of the requested information, including a study of how Rte. 20 and its surrounding streets would be affected if a traffic light were not installed at the store entrance. Stop & Shop claims that study was not required.

- Jennifer Rosinski

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