Fred's Franks in Wakefield May Have to Move
It looks like a hot dog stand near the northern edge of Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield may have to move to another spot, though it remains open in its current location for the time being.
The Wakefield Patch is reporting that Carl Galasso of Fred's Franks was paid a visit by someone who claimed to be a representative of a state agency. The man told the owner of the hot dog stand that he would not be able to stay at his present location because it resides on a state-owned highway right of way, and that Galasso would face daily fines if he stayed at the site, which is just south of the intersection of Route 128 and 129. According to the article, Galasso did not know which state agency the man represented, and that he will continue to operate Fred's Franks at its current spot until he receives a formal letter about the issue.
If the owner of Fred's does have to move, the Patch says that one option may be to move a short distance over to town land. Galasso is hesitant to move closer to the lake, however, stating that "I don't want to be an eyesore."
Fred's Franks offers all-beef natural casing hot dogs as well as kielbasa, chorizo, and linguica. The food stand has been featured on our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants) as an under-the-radar spot that is worth checking out. A link to the review can be found below:
The website for Fred's Franks is at http://fredsfranks.com/