Bourne Board Of Selectmen Approves Food License for New Restaurant

A new business is slated to move in on Main Street in Buzzards Bay.

The new restaurant, Stomping Grounds Grille, will be setting up shop at 240 Main Street, in the building that previously housed Sweet Caroline’s and Flip Flops.

Co-owners Helene C. Rogers and Charles S. Freestone III went before the Bourne Board of Selectmen June 3, requesting approval of a common victualer food license to open their business. The duo noted on their application that the restaurant will be open seven days a week from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Ms. Rogers told selectmen that Stomping Grounds will serve lunch and dinner. The new restaurant’s menu will include grilled seafood, sandwiches, steaks, hamburgers, lobster rolls, clam chowder, homemade soups and salads, she said.


Board chairman Peter J. Meier asked if the owners were also considering requesting a liquor license for their new business. Ms. Rogers said that is under consideration.

“We are meeting with our attorney and he will take it from there,” she said.

Board member Donald J. Pickard noted that an inspection still needs to be made by town building inspector Roger M. Laporte for the owners to receive an occupancy permit. That inspection has to be scheduled at least two weeks before opening. Mr. Pickard mentioned that Bourne Fire Chief Martin Greene approved the restaurant’s application, pending a successful inspection by Mr. Laporte.

Mr. Pickard also moved for approval of the license pending the results of Mr. Laporte’s inspection. The motion was seconded and unanimously approved.

Ms. Rogers said that her hope is to open around June 20.


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