BazaAr Supermarkets moves its store to the former site of Framingham Beer Works
FRAMINGHAM – BazaAr Supermarkets has received Conservation Commission approval to construct two additional buildings on the edge of the wetlands at 345 Cochituate Road (Route 30) – where the grocer intends to relocate its Framingham store.
BazaAr paid $3.5 million to acquire the 3.7-acre property in September from the owners of the former Framingham BeerWorks, which closed in July 2020 after seven years in business.
The Allston-based grocery store intends to add two buildings totaling 10,000 square feet to the existing 9,000 square foot building to move from its current location at 855 Worcester Road (Route 9), according to plans.
The property at 345 Cochituate Road – also known as 345 Caldor Road – borders wetlands, which the city’s Conservation Commission protects in addition to ponds and rivers. On Wednesday, BazaAr engineering representatives raised concerns about their plans after months of discussions.
Engineers presented a designated snow storage area; a debris and litter removal plan to prevent the accumulation of litter on the wetlands; and offered vacuum cleanings at a frequency of four times a year, according to plans.
The Conservation Commission then unanimously approved a permit, allowing construction to begin.
BazaAr co-owner Sabina Roytman said no construction date has been set and is not expected to begin for at least a year.
BazaAr also has markets in Allston, Brookline and Newton. It sells European food, produce and alcohol.
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