This Is Framingham

This Is Framingham
Life in the 'ham

Nobscot Plaza

November 2nd, 2006

Nobscot Plaza reminds me a little of sad plaza  but it’s not as sad.  Nobscot also has an abandoned grocery store but their plaza is in much better shape and has occupied store fronts.  They have a pizza place, a chinese food place, CVS, bookstore and some other stores.  In fact I believe they only have one vacancy besides the grocery store. 
Since I live downtown, I haven’t been there in a little bit so I forget exactly what’s in there but I know it’s better than our plaza.
I heard Hannafords will be moving into the old grocery store though. precession of the quanox eiki

I think Nobscot Plaza has a great location for people living in N. Framingham, it always seems to be kept up decently and has another little plaza next to it with even more restaurants and stores that keep busy. a buon mercato ivert  

I WISH they would open up a grocery store where the Big D was but our plaza doesn’t seem to be desirable for people to open businesses there.  But who knows.


  1. I live near Nobscot Place and really missed the grocery store when they closed it. I love going into Annie’s (the bookstore), I think if more people knew about it they’d frequent it. Everyone is always complaining about how the big chains (Starbucks!) take over, but I dont’ see a lot of people supporting this place. They have some great jewelry for sale, I love to check out the newest artwork, PLUS good coffee! There’s some little tables in there to relax at. It’s got that neighborhood gathering place feel to it, but no one gathering.

    Comment by Mary November 3, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

  2. Thanks for commenting Mary, I never went into Annie’s but I will check it out. Sounds a like a good place to have in the area.

    Comment by michelle November 3, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

  3. When I was a kid we used to go to the Baskin Robbins that used to be in there. I loved it. We lived right around the corner from the Friendly’s on Temple St. but once I tasted the Rainbow sherbet at BR I just had to have it and would begto go there.
    I remember too we got one of my birthday cakes from there too…I think my fifth or sixth birthday which would make that about 1974/75? Eeek!
    I think the last time I went to that Plaza was before the supermarket closed. I hope they put something nice in it’s place.

    Comment by Jennifer November 4, 2006 @ 4:39 pm

  4. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Hannaford. They have wonderful produce, both conventional and organic, and a great selection of items at all their stores.

    It always frosted me that I’d be able to find things at a Hannaford’s up in the boonies of Maine and not be able to find them down here.

    Hannaford’s wins hands down over Shaw’s and Stop and Shop, and is less expensive than Sudbury Farms. And not driving all the way to the other side of Marlboro will be lovely.

    [Also, the pizza at Nobscot Pizza is great!]


    Comment by Perry November 7, 2006 @ 12:19 am

  5. I grew up in Nobscot from 1961 to 1974. We used to walk to Cobb’s for big rolls of caps for our toy guns, then go to Big D for a couple cookies. My dad was stationed at the fire station (Engine 7) just across the street. Really fun memories…Thanks for the pics! Does anyone remember the drug store and barber shop at the corner of Edgell Rd and Water St?

    Comment by Chris March 19, 2008 @ 10:30 pm

  6. I got my first job at the Countryfare Star. I was a janitor there from ages 14 to 17. They got audited heavily for underaged labor laws and closed down a year or so afterwards.

    Comment by Kerry December 10, 2008 @ 10:45 am

  7. How would you like to see a year round farmers market at Nobscot?

    Comment by RJ October 14, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  8. Yes, I certainly do remember the drug store–Nobscot Pharmacy, with Eddie Balboni as the pharmacist. They had a little lunch counter there, too. Nobscot Shopping Center was bustling back in the ’60s and ’70s…so sad to see it as it is today. Many happy memories of biking to Cobb’s!

    Comment by Jaycee February 27, 2011 @ 2:25 am

  9. My mother worked at “Wonder Market” before it changed to BIG D. She worked in the produce department and after school at Hemenway, I would go across the street and help her wrap fruits in the trays with her friend and co-workerAl Angerman. I would go to Balboni’s for a lime rickey sometimes and my brother was friends with Victor Balboni. I remember once I sat at the counter when I was about 8 yrs old and ordered a tuna sandwich and was appalled that it was $1.50! There was also a candle shop and ceramics store where you could make your own crafts and dip candles. There was a shoe store whose name escapes me however. We’d go to Liggitt’s Drug for candy and the bank at the end of the mall gave lollipops to all the kids. Thanks for letting me reminisce!

    Comment by Melissa February 4, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

  10. whatever happened to victor and eddie

    Comment by lois March 13, 2013 @ 4:00 am

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