NORFOLK — New businesses are expected to open in the northern section of town by summer.
A market-deli and cafe-juice bar are among the businesses moving into a commercial building called the Shoppes at the Village at River’s Edge — part of that residential development off Rockwood Road (Route 115) and Holbrook Street.
Selectmen unanimously approved a wine and malt beverage license for Jill’s Market & Deli at a hearing this week.
Board members also voted 3-0 for a common victualler license for Organic Buzz Café and Juice Bar for River’s Edge.
They are the first two businesses mentioned for the development, but several more will follow.
The commercial building still under construction is expected to house retail, office and restaurant space.
About 10 people, mostly neighbors of the development, turned out to support the licenses.
River’s Edge is an older adult living community being built by Wrentham developer Thomas DiPlacido, who runs DiPlacido Development Corp. Homes are already occupied.
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