Iconic Downtown Framingham Restaurant For Lease

FRAMINGHAM – The Deluxe Depot Diner, located in the historic H.H. Richardson designed train station is now available for lease.

Earlier this summer, the owners announced that the restaurant would be closing temporarily and would be reopening in the fall.

Last week, they decided against re-opening.

The owners have listed the property with Cheryl Tully Stoll and Marlene Aron of Metrowest Commercial Real Estate.

“Due to the significant investments made by the owners, this building is in tremendous shape. The exterior has been refurbished and the work done on the interior of the building is beautiful and retro designed. We are excited to bring a turn-key opportunity to the market, for a diner or restaurant operator. The location is next to a busy commuter rail station in a rapidly rejuvenating neighborhood,” said Tully Stoll.

Marlene Aron, who serves as V.P. of Downtown Framingham Inc., and is the co-listing broker said, “With over 1,000 new apartments under construction in downtown Framingham and the surrounding area, in the next 18 to 24 months, this beautiful building at a premium location could become the next generations’ iconic dining landmark in our new city.”

Located at 417 Waverly Street, at the junction of Route 135 and Route 126, holding a full alcohol license and containing 270 seats, plus seats at the bar, this building could house
anything from a Diner to a Steak House to a Pub and Grub-type establishment with very little outfitting, additional investment or turnaround time, said Tully Stoll and Aron.

After extensive renovations, the Deluxe Depot Diner opened in December 2014.

The restaurant then became Depot 417 in 2017.

In July 2018, Depot 417 said it needed to close for repairs, and said it would re-open. It never did.

The building is historic and iconic. It was designed by one of the most prominent architects of the 19th century – H. H. Richardson.

The station building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Several restaurants have operated in the station since it was vacated by the MBTA.

Contact Tully Stoll at cheryl@metrowestcre.com for more information or to set up a tour.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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