Just a few weeks after Regency Cigar got permission for a full liquor license, a Providence restaurateur has applied to open a “cigar bar” at 564 Main Street, formerly Scramblers restaurant.
John Kent wants to open “Churchill Cigar Bar” and is seeking a full liquor license. Kent owns Hanley’s Ale House, 52 Pine St., Providence, as well as the adjoining Ale House Cigar Bar.
Kent said Monday he is applying for a victualling license as well but no firm decisions had yet been made with what would be offered.
Scramblers, a breakfast and lunch place, closed in July. The building has a parking lot that wraps around three sides, providing more than two dozen spaces, a rarity for that section of Main Street.
The Churchill application will come before the Town Council at its meeting Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.