The Stoughton Board of Selectmen has given Pete’s Place owner Peter Bersani another month to sell his liquor license, although some board members were reluctant to give the extension, as reported by the Wicked Local Stoughton website.
Bersani now has until Nov. 9 to sell the license or it will get revoked, with the town taking it back and Bersani receiving no money for it.
The restaurant in Stoughton Center closed in April, just over a year after it first opened, and Bersani has been trying to sell his license ever since. He said he has a buyer who is ready and willing to purchase it – the landlord of the Shaw’s Plaza in Stoughton – but the landlord said he cannot buy a liquor license until he has a lease signed.
The town can revoke the license because it has been out of use for more than six months, and with a limited number allowed in the town, officials want to give another business a chance to open its doors.