By KAREN PARKER | County Line Publisher Emerita

It appears Norwalk will be getting some new businesses, the village board learned at its meeting Aug. 8.

The board okayed a proposal from Cinthia Hernandez to renovate the building (the old Flock service station) at 112 Main St. The structure will house a bakery, laundromat, and convenience store featuring Mexican food items. 

Other business

• Carmen Bautista did not fare as well. The board rejected his proposal to turn his 308 Main St. shop (formerly Lar’s Auto Repair) into three apartments. They were particularly concerned about the area that was used for the hoist and repairs, suspecting that the concrete would retain years of gas and oil odor. Bautista was asked to submit a different plan.

• The board agreed to hire Theresa Emberson as assistant village clerk at $15 per hour. 

• A request from Molly Beaumont to foster dogs and have more than two canines at a time was rejected.

• A request to close Church Street during Second Harvest food distribution was rejected.