The Bean Box received the OK to open a new location in Utica.
On Thursday, the Utica Village Board voted 5-0, with Trustee Kylie Mattioda absent, to approve petitions by Chris and Ann Duffy, who want to place an “Airstream-style” trailer across from the village police department for drive-up and walk-up coffee service.
The Village Board approved, although trustees were wary of setting a precedent that would usher in food trucks. Ann Duffy assured the board that food preparation was off the table.
“The trailer is not equipped to make food, so that is not happening,” she said. “It can’t.”
Instead, the business will include some pre-packaged snacks. Customers typically will be in and out within two minutes.