The Town of Orleans will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, January 7 at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall to discuss the issuance of an annual All Alcoholic Beverages Common Victuallers Liquor License for a new restaurant. The Polyester Slacks, Inc. dba Sunbird Kitchen is seeking the license for their new establishment at 85 Route 6A in Orleans.
According to a notice from the Orleans Board of Selectmen, the restaurant is described as a 2,200 sq.ft. indoor dining room with 20 seats, a counter/bar and a take-out area. If the license is issued, alcohol would be stored behind the bar and in an office/storage.
The owners of the soon-to-be Sunbird Kitchen operate the popular Sunbird Food Truck at 2520A Route 6 in Wellfleet. The Sunbird Kitchen is opening in the space previously home to Sunrise Doughnuts and Bakery. The mini-mall is also home to Cape Cod Vacuum Mart and H&R Block among other stores.
As the local licensing authority, the Orleans Board of Selectmen will hold the public hearing during which interested parties will be heard, according to the notice.
Liquor licenses are issued under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 138 Section 12 and allow for alcohol, beer and wine (or just beer and wine) to be sold, served and drunk on premises.
Orleans's Rules and Regulations of the Liquor Licensing Authority are available here. According to the document's preamble, the number of licenses a municipality can issue for establishments were liquor is drunk on premises is not governed by the state. Orleans does, however, regulate closing ours for the town's pubs, taverns and restaurants.
An exact date for the Sunbird Kitchen opening has yet to be set. As of last week, design work was still being done on the interior of the restaurant, according to their Facebook page.