From the Projo blog:
But Habchi had an alternative that seemed to disarm the board and doubting Thomases who were waiting to testify against his petition.
Just let me keep the lights on and the oven hot so that I can deliver food to places such as Rhode Island Hospital, Habchi said through his lawyer, Jeffrey H. Garabedian. I will keep the door locked.
Five representatives of downtown organizations poised to question or oppose the petition told the board that they agreed to the delivery proposal. But the police were adamant against even the delivery option.
Annaldo acceded to the delivery proposal on a trial basis, but the board held off on a formal vote. The chairman made it clear that approval would be contingent on Habchi signing an agreement to allow the board to revoke the delivery approval without the possibility of an appeal if, during the trial period, the police discover a problem with the business.