Edgewood management change approved

SOUTHWICK – The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a change in manager for Edgewood Golf Course’s liquor license this week.
Manager Paul B’Shara was approved Monday night.
B’Shara has been a manager at the course for the past three years and said his family has been in the food industry for decades.
“The B’Shara family has had restaurants in western Massachusetts since the 40s,” he said. “I became involved in 1980 at our B’Shara’s Restaurant in West Springfield.”
B’Shara managed that restaurant from 1986 until it closed in 2009 and said his family is still involved in the business and he has a caterer’s license at Crestview Country Club.
“I am very experienced,” he said. ‘I am TIPs and Food Safe certified.”
After his approval, B’Shara asked if there was an option to extend the seasonal all liquor license at Edgewood.
“The golf courses seem to be opening earlier,” he said. “Is there any chance of opening (the bar) earlier than April 1?”
Selectmen Administrative Assistant Sondra “Cindy” Pendleton said that was not possible.
“You can extend it, but not start early,” she said.
“Is there a chance we could go to a full-year license?” he asked.
Pendleton said in order to obtain one of those, another year-round all liquor license would have to be surrendered, and that does not happen often. She said he could petition for it through the state and added that there was one more option.
“You could maybe apply for one-day licenses,” said Pendleton, who noted that he could have five one-day liquor licenses per calendar year.
Pendleton said she is currently exploring the options available for one-day licenses for Edgewood.

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