Thursday, September 05, 2019

Update: Fresh Pond Market in Cambridge's Huron Village Is Being Taken Over by Formaggio Owners

[Ed note: This article was updated to reflect the fact that the market will be reopening under new ownership.]

A neighborhood grocery store that has been around for nearly 100 years is shutting down.

According to a Facebook post from Huron Village Voice, Fresh Pond Market is closing its doors, with the note indicating that its last day in operation will be September 14, though the note also says that it shutters on September 15. This follows the news a few months back that the store was up for sale, and Cambridge Day had noted that the Najarian brothers--who own the market--were hoping that another grocery store would replace it. As of now, it is not known what might be moving into the space, so stay tuned for updates.

Fresh Pond Market, which first opened in 1922, has been a neighborhood mainstay that includes a butcher counter along with produce, cheeses, breads from local bakeries, beer, wine, and more.

The address for Fresh Pond Market is 360 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02138.

[September 11 update: Cambridge Day states that the owners of Formaggio have taken ownership of the space, and while it appears that the store will continue to operate as a market under their ownership, it is not known for sure whether the Fresh Pond Market name will remain. (Formaggio is a group of specialty food shops with locations in Huron Village, Kendall Square, and Boston's South End.)]

[November update: A new article from Cambridge Day indicates that the owners of Formaggio will keep the Fresh Pond Market name, and that it plans to reopen in March of 2020 after a full renovation--though the market/butcher shop concept will apparently remain the same.]

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

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