July 18th, 2012
I noticed the old and long time-vacant Desmond O’Mally’s/Metro 9/Big Papi’s is finally getting demolished. I have no idea what will be replacing it, I only found a permit from the town for demolition and nothing else, but I think it’s a good idea to just level the building and start over.
October 12th, 2010
According to the realtor for this property, she has stated:” The FABRIC PLACE site will be reopened by the end of October. The name will be “Sewfisticated Discount Designer Fabrics”. The Framingham store will be the third location of a family operated business. The new website www.framinghamfabric.com will be online by Monday. (although it’s not as of today)
They will carry a complete selection of fabrics at deeply discounted prices including all types of apparel fabric, brand-name quilting cottons, high-end home decorating fabrics, and tons of trims, notions, ribbons, and crafts.”
I’m actually glad to see another fabric place move in because I stopped quilting when they left and hope to get inspired by a new place I can easily get to and hopefully it will be worth other sewers to travel out to it like they did with the old store.
Joanne’s is okay for the usual fabric needs but sometimes schlep to get to down rt.9. in Natick. Between this, the new appliance/furniture store, Limey’s and the soon-to-be-opened balloon design shop, it seems like downtown is picking up a little steam. It’s nice to be able to say that because yesterday I almost wrote a full rant about how much I hate downtownbut I’ll save that for another post when I have a day like I did yesterday.
Anyway, looks like things are picking up so I hope it continues to fill vacant stores with tax-paying businesses.
August 12th, 2010
Wow, I guess it’s been a while since I’ve posted, I was on vacation and then easing back into work and I just haven’t felt like sitting at a computer any longer than I have to but I’ll hop back on the blogging train and start posting regularly again.
So there’s not too much going on but I did notice at 330 Concord St. there is a new Indian grocery store opening up.
In a semi-related story I was told there is going ot be a Chinese-Indian restaurant opening up near or on Rt. 9, I haven’t got the details but I’ll post more on that once I investigate.
So if you like Indian food, there’s a couple of things for you to look forward to!
July 20th, 2010
I was reading an article in the MWDN about a proposed classy strip joint at the former Tin Alley Grill location.
I’m usually all for small business and it would be great to not have that building vacant but I feel like this isn’t going to do Framingham any favors since we have a little bit of a PR problem as it is. But who knows, maybe it would be the most rootinist, tootinist strip club around! I feel like it won’t get approved though and that would be fine with me.
For more information you can read the MWDN article here.
March 22nd, 2010
I have heard from a couple of sources now that the site of (the dearly missed) Green Tea II is looking to become a sports bar kind of place. The proposed name is “Angry Ham’s Garage”. I’m not sure if “Ham” is meant as the loving nickname for our fair town or not but I just thought it was so funny. From what I was told, the proposing owner is local, not part of a chain of any sort. I’ll be interested to see how Angry Ham’s Garage progresses!