WHEATFIELD — Tea could be flowing again at the White Linen Tea House on Shawnee Road after the town board convenes a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday to reconsider a rezoning request by owner Linda Kloch.

Many thought the rezoning was a dead issue after the board voted down the measure June 11 following a public hearing on the issue.

“I did talk to Councilman (Ken) Retzlaff and Councilman (Larry) Helwig and the town board will be open to hear more from the Klochs,” Supervisor Tim Demler said. “The Klochs and their engineer will be giving a presentation for the board to clarify and answer questions that were unclear.”

The board had voted down a measure to allow the business’ owners to continue operating a small tea and sandwich shop, which does not conform with the property’s current zoning in a 2-2 vote with one abstention.

Voting in favor of the rezoning with stipulations that would have required the business conform to several zoning codes within 90 days, were Demler and Councilman Gilbert Doucet. Voting against the measure were Retzlaff and Councilman Art Palmer. Helwig abstained, leaving the measure one vote shy of the three needed for passage. Helwig’s mother operates a boutique in the adjacent Antique Barn and Co-op, according to Demler and Helwig wanted to avoid any conflicts of interest.

In May, the board voted down an application from the Klochs to rezone 2.2 acres of property from residential to commercial because it wouldn’t be consistent with the master plan.

The town then ordered the tea house to cease operations by the first week in June.

The property was built in 1995 as a residence and later transformed into a tea house by the Klochs, who already have a special use permit to operate the Antique Barn and Co-op on the same piece of land.

In 1995, a special use permit was granted to allow the barns to be converted into what is now the Antique Co-op. With this permit, Kloch was told to comply with several parking and safety issues with the site plan to bring the building to code.

But according to a town building inspector, the Klochs have yet to comply with many of the requirements of the site plan.

Kloch began serving tea and sandwiches in a restaurant-like setting out of her home along with selling items in a gift shop but never applied for the proper permits.

The board will meet in council chambers at Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.