Framingham Cafe Won’t Re-Open Post Pandemic

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FRAMINGHAM – A Framingham cafe will not re-open in 2020, after closing earlier this spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the property owner.

In April 2017, Diego Gonzales and his partner spent months and $120,000 converting a former optics shop into a trendy coffee shop called Sofa Cafe at 181 Concord Street.

“The owners were two doctors whose vision was to help young Brazilian
men & women learn to become baristas,” said Real Estate Agent Marlene Aron, who owns the building.

“Regretfully, Sofa Café will not be re-opening,” Aron told SOURCE today.

Aron is looking for new tenants for the 2,880 square foot building.

The building could be used for a restaurant, retail, medical, or office space, said Aron, who is the senior associate broker at MetroWest Commercial Real Estate in Southborough. She can be reached 508-740-0000

The cafe, which had about 45 seats, had comfy couches, and small nooks to read near a fireplace and sip espresso.

Menu included bakery items, like muffins and croissants, and drinks like the Cult, which featured espresso, milk, and Nutella. The menu also included salads and sandwiches.

The shop had its own roasting and coffee grinding room. many of the hot & cold drinks featured South American coffee beans, including those from Brazil.

And the establishment hosted open mic nights and had a partnership with Centre Music House for entertainment on a regular basis.

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