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FRAMINGHAM – The owners of Shoppers World will go before the Framingham Planning Board of Thursday night, April 22, seeking to demolish the current TGI Fridays restaurant at 1 Worcester Road.

In its place, Ohio-based Site Centers Corp wants to construct a 7,800 square foot three-tenant space to accommodate a fast food restaurant with a single drive-thru facility, retail space, and a smaller restaurant.

The Shoppers World owner also proposes construction of a second building on the western side of the Project Site to accommodate a 2,200 square foot coffee shop with associated drive-thru.

The Applicant seeks to reduce parking capacity by 56 spaces.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.


The proposed project “will be designed to encourage complete streets, including pedestrian and bicycle amenities, and their potential connections to the
City’s bicycle and pedestrian system. The new restaurant and retail use in upgraded space will be a benefit to the community and are consistent with nearby retail and other consumer uses. The Property has frontage on Route 9 and Route 30 and is accessible by automobile, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. Flutie Pass, a private drive owned by the Applicant connects the Property to the adjacent Natick Mall. A sidewalk is provided along the north side of Worcester Road (Route 9) adjacent to the Project Site. A concrete sidewalk is proposed to provide pedestrian connectivity between the existing Worcester Road (Route 9) sidewalk and an internal pedestrian network within Shoppers World,” according to fillings with the City of Framingham.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.