FROM SEACOAST ONLINE: The Kittery Planning Board on Thursday night determined changing the building use of the former Frisbee’s Market did not constitute a significant change of intensity use. It will permit the group looking to redevelop the site at 88 Pepperrell Cove to obtain a building permit for the market building to convert it into a restaurant.
The application from the Pepperrell Cove Group made up of co-owners of AJ’s Wood Grill Pizza, Henry and Eides Ares, Kittery developer Donna Ryan, Kittery Point philanthropist Ann Kendall and architect Carla Goodknight, are converting the old Frisbee’s Market into a restaurant called The Bistro, building a second restaurant behind the Cap’n Simeon’s building called Frisbee’s Wharf, converting the Cap’n Simeon’s building into an event center called The View and building a convenience store called Provisions underneath Cap’n Simeon’s around the back.
“We began the renovation and restoration of Pepperrell Cove in May with a building permit application for The Wharf,” said Goodknight. “We met as a team and determined our best path forward to opening as soon as possible was not to introduce or pursue any changes to the current property that would require extensions of our projected timeline.”