When Hostess used to make Natick smell good

News that Hostess faces liquidation reminds some of us of the old Hostess/Wonder Bread plant on the Natick/Framingham line, which used to make the area smell like fresh bread, and which served as the destination of the post-apocalyptic survivors in a Family Guy episode. In addition to bread and Twinkies, the plant also made Snoballs and Hostess cupcakes.

It was, of course, torn down to make way for the Natick Collection of Precious Things and Condos for People Who Want to Live in a Mall.

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      A mall in Natick no less

      I'll admit that when I first heard about it I thought it might be fun. Then I thought about what it would be like to live there between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure, I'd have a deeded spot but I'd have to fight hundreds of shoppers to get to the spot. Then I had a second revelation. I work in the financial district. The commute from the Natick Mall (RIP Natick Collection) to my job would be horrible.

      I decided to stick with my crummy condo on the Red Line.