The writing wasn’t exactly on the walls, or doors, at Fresh City’s Natick location on Rte. 9 East, but the restaurant sure looked closed.
I wasn’t buying “temporarily,” when I noticed the same sign there over the weekend that I’d seen over the summer.
I feel like some sort of meaningful message used to be in the big white space under Fresh City on this sign, too.
While I’ve been a career brown bagger, when I did venture out for lunch while working for IDG in Framingham, Fresh City was my go-to place. Nice roomy booths, and a varied menu that seemed to satisfy whoever I was meeting. Plus, I played basketball a few times with one of their founders, so felt a sort of “in” there.
But the official word from Fresh City is that this location is permanently, not temporarily, closed now.
We received this message this week from Fresh City via Facebook:
“Unfortunately the Natick restaurant has become a victim of Covid. We couldn’t come to an agreement with the landlord on a rent structure that would allow us to stay open. At the same time we have pivoted our business to refrigerated, heat & eat meals delivered directly to our customers homes. Please check us out at freshcitykitchen.com.”