Brewster has a new restaurant – The Kitchen CafÃ© at 2671 Main Street. The cafe opens the second week of December and serves lunch and breakfast from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The owners hope to open seven days a week, but for now they will be open Tuesday through Sunday. In the future, they can add dinner. The property was formerly The Flats which closed in 2020. Before that it was Cape Cod Fresh, Ardeo’s Mediterranean Grille and several other establishments.
The restaurant is owned by Danielle Panzica and Jayme Valdez. She opened the first Kitchen CafÃ© in Boston in 2016, during the pandemic, the Boston CafÃ© was closed and moved to Brewster.
Notes on covid
In the first half of December, Brewster recorded 67 new cases of COVID-19. Most of those at the start of December were in the 30-39 age group (24%). The 20-29 age group accounted for 21% of cases. Over the next week, cases moved to the 10-19 age group (30%).
Brewster now has a mask mandate in all municipal buildings.
The Brewster Recycling Center will be offering free disposal of Christmas trees until January 17th. This is an annual benefit for residents.
The Board of Directors made the following appointments last week: Suzanne Kenney to the Vision Planning Committee; Josh Sargent as the guardian of the trees; Randall Bassett local inspector and Richard Liebowitz deputy local inspector.
Sea camp committees
The Board of Directors has determined the composition of the committees that will make recommendations for the use of the Sea Camp properties. The $ 20 million bayfront property on Route 6A will be reviewed by an 11-member committee, including two from the board of directors, one from the vision planning committee, one from the Natural Resources Commission , the recreation committee and six others. There will also be liaison from the Finance Committee, Open Space Committee, Cultural Council, Affordable Housing Fund and Council on Aging.
The Long Pond committee will have two selected board members and one each from Vision Panning, Open Space, Natural Resources and Affordable Housing Trust and three members in general.
Representatives from the Brewster Conservation Trust, the YMCA and the Mass. Audubon will also be present at the meetings.
The board of directors approved the installation of a utility pole by NSTAR at the Captains golf course which will allow the solar panel to be connected to the grid.
The Golf Commission is working on a new set of fees for Captains Course. As many improvements are needed, course fees will drop from 8% to 13% next year, but the current formula for distributing increases among members, per diem players, and desired tee times is complicated and worries some. members. After discussion, the board approved a daily fee increase between $ 3 and $ 5 per round, but further increases will be voted on next month.