Here's the latest news in Belmont the week of Aug. 7th

There are many new businesses opening in Belmont soon as well as some businesses closing.

Tatte Bakery and Café plans to open at 495 Trapelo Road in Belmont on Aug. 16th

The franchise started 15 years ago. Belmont will be their 18th location in Massachusetts. It will have 78 interior seats and be open seven days a week for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Hanami Sushi Bar and Grill, 85 Trapelo Road hopes to open this month. They have experienced some delays due to town inspections.

On Wednesday, Aug. 9th, the owners of Craft Beer Cellar and Trinktisch announced they are selling both their businesses located on Leonard Street in Belmont Center. Anyone interested should contact Suzanne Schalow or Kate Baker. They said they plan to remain present to a buyer for as long as they are needed or through the end of the year.

The owner of Champions Sporting Goods, Gerry Dickhaut, announced he would like to retire after 35 years running the shop. He is currently in the negotiation process for new owners to take over. We will keep you posted on this.

Two other businesses on Leonard Street in Belmont Center, Cambridgewear and Cheeky Monkey in Belmont Center, also announced they will be closing the end of August.

Art’s Specialties which owns a food and liquor store on Trapelo Road in Belmont and on Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, plans to open an ice cream shop where Spoodles used to be, next to the former Studio Cinema movie theater which is now a church. He will call it Art’s Creamery and hopes to open in mid-September.

Bakehaus on Common Street in Cushing Square is also planning to open a new Gelato shop next door where Too Tempted used to be. They hope to open the end of September.

Butternut Bakehouse, an Arlington bakery and café, has been doing work on its new location in Belmont Center which they hope to open in September. This will be their second location.  

The Select Board approved to use the Benton branch library on Oakley Road as the temporary location for the Belmont Public Library’s children’s room while the new library is being constructed. 39 hours/6 days a week. The move is expected to take place in November or December. The new library is expected to open in June or July 2025.

The temporary primary service hub of the Belmont Public Library for adults will be located at the Beech Street center during construction.

Staff offices and books will be located at the Chenery.

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