Longtime retail building in Worcester becoming restaurant

  • A retail building formerly used by Westerman's Restaurant Supply is becoming a restaurant (Google)

    A longtime retail building in the Canal District of Worcester is being converted into a 51-seat restaurant, according to documents on file with the City of Worcester.

    The building at 48 Green Street is currently being renovated.

    A building permit issued in November put the cost of the renovation at $200,000, but subsequent permits issued suggest the final cost will be over $300,000.

    The building permit references the "1885 Bar" as a possible name. Granite markers on either side of the entrances read "1885."

    The granite markers reading 18 and 85 can be seen in this 2017 Google photo

    The 1885 joined the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce in December, according to a Chamber post on Facebook, and it's listed as a Chamber member on the website.

    Its entry on its Chamber membership page reads, "the 1885 specializes in delicious food and specialty cocktails."

    The restaurateurs, Next Level Hospitality, are applying to the Worcester License Commission for a common victualer license and a restaurant all alcohol license, according to the agenda on file with the city.

    The License Commission is scheduled to take up those applications at its meeting on Thursday at City Hall.

    Cameron Brigham and Nicholas Oliveri are listed as owners of Next Level Hospitality, according to documents on file with the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office. The address listed is 48 Green Street.

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