Meetings are held remotely. Go to provincetown-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch.
Thursday, Dec. 10
- OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
- Public Pier Corp., 2 p.m.
- Planning Board, 6 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 14
- Select Board, 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m.
- Shellfish Committee, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 16
- Board of Assessors, 12 noon
- Historic District Commission, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 17
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m.
As of Dec. 8, Provincetown had three active cases of Covid-19, 37 cases considered recovered, and one death.
No Brewery at the Brewhouse
Benjamin deRuyter, owner of the 1620 Brewhouse, has decided not to open a brewery in the restaurant and theater establishment at 214 Commercial St.
He will ask the select board on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. if he can return the “gallons” that were assigned to his business back in 2018 when he had planned to expand the restaurant and create a brewery. (Each business that is on the town’s sewer system must be granted “gallons” or extended use of the sewer system if they change use or increase seating.)
Given the pandemic, deRuyter said, he has opted to forgo expansion plans and focus on the 78 restaurant seats and 237 theater seats he owns. He will, however, ask to receive more gallons per restaurant seat because currently his seating has been classified as “fast food” and is assigned a usage rate of 20 gallons per seat, whereas a full restaurant gets 35 gallons per seat.
“Under these pandemic conditions, expansion for a restaurant-brewery-theater is not a good idea,” deRuyter said. “We’re going to refine and step back. Any plans to change the theater are also on hold, he added, though he would like to renovate the two separate theater spaces into one someday.