The owner of a Domino's franchise on the Roslindale/West Roxbury plan has decided against plans to open up shop next to the Subway franchise on Washington Street, across from Adams Park, Roslindale Village Main Street reported this afternoon.
The announcement is a victory for Roslindale merchants - led by Roslindale Village Main Street - and residents opposed to the chainification of the square. Some 200 people attended a meeting at the community center last month to voice their opposition - and many were planning to attend a Boston Licensing Board hearing next month on a request for a food-serving license. In an e-mail today, Roslindale Village Main Street said:
According to Anthony Ross, an attorney for Domino's, they decided that given the issues raised by the community they are considering other locations outside of Roslindale Village.
Domino's had originally said moving from the outskirts of Roslindale to its center would help it better serve the 2,000 or so people in Roslindale it says already buy pizzas and related food items from it.
In the e-mail, Roslindale Village Main Street added:
Roslindale Village Main Street will continue to offer assistance to Chris Kotsiopoulos, the owner of 4238 Washington, to find tenants for his building that will add vitality to Roslindale Village. Over 30 people from the September 10th meeting signed up to find independent businesses for the building and RVMS is waiting to hear back from Chris about ways of collaborating.