Life Alive Faces Alleged Opposition
The restaurant, slated to open in Coven's old space, is set to appear before the Salem Licensing Board.
Life Alive is slated to appear before the Salem Licensing Board this evening, and, according to the restaurant Facebook Page, the yet-to-open business is receiving opposition from abutters.
The restaurant is listed on the Licensing Board agenda as follows: "Petition for Transfer of Liquor License for the sale of wine and malt beverages from Coven, LLC to Life Alive Urban Oasis and Organic Cafe, 281 Essex St. Applicant: Heidi Feinstein."
"We are one week away from opening up our new Salem location in the hopes of furthering our mission of bring[ing] love, health, and wellness to this community" a representative wrote on the business Facebook page Sunday. "As of this afternoon, we are facing major opposition from condo owners in the area who do not want to see us open."
The message also indicated the referenced opposition could thwart plans to open the business.
"It is a real possibility that this dream will not become a reality without having community support at the public hearing tomorrow."
The restaurant asked its supporter to rally around the business by appearing at the 6 p.m. meeting at 120 Washington St.