FRAMINGHAM – To most of us; $10,000 is lot of money. In this case it is not.
The city can accept the chapel high bid from Mr Rose/Centercorp of $50,000 or they can accept the bid of $40,001 from local businessman and Nobscot resident Rick McKenna.
While the high bid is from Centercorp; a bid Review Committee would not be needed if the bid was simply going to be awarded to the highest bidder.
The question is; what is best for the city and the village of Nobscot?
Do we need a big box CVS on a busy street corner that could simply be built on land that Mr Rose already owns; or do we allow a local Nobscot resident/builder and investor to re-position, restore and re- purpose the chapel as a small deli/cafe with an outside patio with an available community meeting room for Nobscot functions?
I for one; believe the history and thoughtful restoration of the chapel is worth a lot more than $10,000.
Hopefully; the Review Committee comes to the same decision.