If you don’t like Domino’s Pizza, the consultant for a local franchise looking to expand into Charlestown knows. And he’s not that concerned.
“We know that there are lots of people in this town who don’t like Domino’s Pizza,” said consultant Bill Mohan. “.”
But, Mohan told the Charlestown Neighborhood Council Tuesday that many people in town would like to see a Domino’s within Charlestown’s borders.
“The people of Charlestown have asked us for years: why aren’t you in town?” he said.
Domino’s already makes about 300 deliveries to Charlestown each month, Mohan said, and he doesn’t expect locating the pizza chain on Main Street to harm other local businesses.
He also doesn’t expect the business to disrupt life on Main Street; the shop will use, at most, three delivery vehicles at one time, he said, and most of those would perform their work after most of Main Street’s shops have closed for the night.
Mohan spoke with Charlestown Patch last week, and the resulting article lead to strong opposition to the idea of a Domino’s in Charlestown. As of 9 p.m. Tuesday, said that they opposed the business. A reader also started something of an anti-Domino’s petition on our Facebook page.
The Neighborhood Council referred the matter to a committee, but Council Chairman Tom Cunha asked why the shop needed to be on Main Street—especially if 90 percent of its business would be delivery, as Mohan said.
Cunha said he didn’t need the information at that moment, and Mohan didn’t offer it. After the meeting, though, he commented that finding an empty space in Charlestown had proved difficult for several years.