Reading's Green Shoots: Perfecto's Caffe
A new cafe is coming to town at 285 Main St., replacing the burned down former Tux shop.
Perfecto's Caffe – 285 Main St.
Perfecto's Caffe, a cafe that serves baked goods, specialty beverages, gourmet wraps and fresh salads, is coming to town.
The cafe will replace the former tux shop at 285 Main St, right next door to the soon-to-be eCars of New England car dealership.
"[Perfecto's] is a very nice, high end business, and it’s going to be great," said Community Services Director/Town Planner Jean Delios. "So between that and eCars, that whole piece of property is just going to pop, you’re going to forget that [the sites] were as bad as what they are."
The cafe was approved by the Community Planning and Development Commission (CPDC) in October of 2009, and by the Conservation Commission in June 2010. Currently, the applicant is working on construction plans in order to apply for building permits before things can move forward.
"[Projects like this] is why I take 'before' pictures," said Delios. "When you look at that boarded up, old tux-shop, and then you look [at the new building], [It will be like] such an amazing, complete transformation."
The company is also currently dealing with the State to remove a fuel tank that has been standing in the way of construction, and as long as that is taken care of, demolition and construction should begin in late spring or early summer.
This week, Reading Patch will feature businesses and developments that could be considered "green shoots", or signs of economic growth, for the town of Reading. We will feature one new business or development each day.