FRAMINGHAM – A trio of small businesses in the Tripoli neighborhood celebrated the re-opening of the Winter Street bridge in Framingham this morning, November 1, with Senator Karen Spilka.
Spilka worked with the Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation to accelerate the opening of the bridge in 2017.
The bridge originally closed in December 2016. It was scheduled to re-open before school started this year. But there was a delay. One of the latest delays had the bridge not opening until Spring 2018, which would have put an extreme hardship on La Cantina Italiana restaurant, Framingham Baking Company, and the Tripoli barber shop.
Sen. Spilka met with the Secretary of Transportation, who added additional workers to the bridge project so it could open this week.
This morning, La Cantina owner Lee Mencoboni and family, Framingham Baking Company owner Anna Thomas, and Tripoli Barber Shop owners John Facchini and Lori Facchini Caporale, posed with Sen Spilka, and Dennis Giombetti for a photo in front of the bridge.
La Cantina is celebrating the bridge opening with a 10 percent discount on food on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays in November.
Pictured (from left) John Facchini, Sen. Karen Spilka, Lori Facchini Caporale, Dennis Giombetti, Anna Thomas, Lee Mencoboni, Pat Mencoboni, Jennifer Mencoboni Fair.