New business licenses for Hatfield inn, vineyard

Published: 6/20/2021 5:23:19 PM

HATFIELD — Owners of two Hatfield businesses will be able to expand their offerings to visitors after receiving new licenses from the Select Board this week.

Old Mill Inn at 87 School St. is getting an on-premise, all-alcohol license, while Black Birch Vineyard at 108 Straits Road is getting an entertainment license.

At the historic inn, Bill Wooldridge and Justin Killeen, who purchased the 12-room building earlier this year, the idea is to be able to offer guests bottles of wine, and eventually build a small bar that could be used by both guests and the public until 9 p.m.

“We see it more as kind of like what you would have in a hotel,” Wooldridge said.

Wooldridge said he and Killeen spent the first part of their ownership freshening up the building with new paint and furnishings. Since its reopening in mid-May, they have already rented out rooms for guests attending local…

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