Wareham Selectmen approve 3 entertainment licenses for Onset hotel

Jun 27, 2018

An Onset landmark will soon be hosting live music and serving alcoholic beverages following the Selectmen's approval on Tuesday.

The board approved three entertainment licenses for the Glen Cove Hotel, located at 167 Onset Ave., including a year round all alcoholic beverages license. The Glen Cove Hotel was purchased by John and Mark Salerno—owners of Marc Anthony's Pizzeria and Salerno's Seaside Function Hall in Onset—back in 2012.

Prior to the Salerno family, the hotel was owned by David Wolfram under the name Wickets Inn & Pub. Wolfram abruptly closed the inn's doors back in 2010, later filing for bankruptcy.

The big, yellow building serves as a historic landmark in Onset, and members of the public came forward to speak in favor of the Salerno’s application.

William Scott praised the Salernos for their previous contributions to the town, saying that he felt confident in their ability to run a good business

“I know they’ll be responsible,” Scott said.

Selectmen appeared to be equally confident in the Salerno's abilities.

“It’s a historic building,” Selectman Alan Slavin said. “We’re happy to see a business take interest in the upkeep of the property.”

John Salerno presented plans to the Selectmen for the hotel, which will entertain from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. seven days a week. Salerno said the hotel will host weddings and other events with live music inside the building.

In addition to the alcohol license, Selectmen approved a public amusement license on weekdays and a public entertainment on Sunday license.

The Salernos must now wait for state approval of a liquor license.