The state Legislature is expected to soon approve 10 additional liquor licenses for Peabody.
Five licenses would be slated for the Northshore Mall while the other five would go to revitalize Peabody Square.
The Salem News interviewed Peabody Mayor Ted Bettencourt about how city officials are hoping to use the additional liquor licenses. Here are the five sites that city officials have identified as possible spots for the five additional liquor licenses:
- O’Shea Building, 9 Main St., where a restaurant and boutique hotel are planned.
- 166 Main St., an empty lot that is the future location of retail and condos.
- 88 Main St., which has offices and apartments.
- Foster Street municipal parking lot, which could become commercial space, condos and a parking garage.
- 2 Washington St., which is the former Pioneer House.
Not all of these properties are linked with specific proposals, but Mayor Ted Bettencourt told the Salem News that they are “spots of high interest.”
“This is another piece of the puzzle to restoring vitality to the downtown,” Bettencourt told the Salem News.