Thursday, August 28, 2014

Friendly's in Tewksbury Has Closed

A location of a local chain of restaurants and ice cream shops has closed its doors after more than 40 years in business.

The Lowell Sun is reporting that Friendly's in Tewksbury is no longer in operation, having shuttered over the weekend due to its lease expiring. The article mentions that a note out front is referring customers to its shops in Chelmsford and Nashua, while a maintenance worker for the eatery says that it is not yet known what might be moving into the space.

The Friendly's chain, which is based in Wilbraham, went into bankruptcy in the fall of 2011, coming out of it in early 2012 but closing a number of shops both around the time of the bankruptcy and after it, including local outlets in Acton, Bedford, and Billerica.

The Tewskbury location of Friendly's first opened in 1972.

The address for this now-closed restaurant and ice cream shop in Tewskbury was: Friendly's, 759 Main Street (Route 38), Tewksbury, MA, 01876. The website for the chain can be found at

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