Our roundup of the latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Natick Mall food court going Brazilian
The Natick Mall food court is buzzing again, and soon will have more choices for hungry patrons.
On tap is Terra Nossa Brazilian Grill, which has locations at other malls in Braintree and Providence. They’re slated to open at Natick Mall in the fall.
Also listed on the food court directory is a “coming soon” for Hot Doogy, the Brazilian-style hot dog restaurant that opened at Sherwood Plaza in spring of 2021. Hot Doogy management says the mall shop will be in addition to its existing Natick location.
The business already has another location at Kingston Collection in Kingston, Mass. (wait, there’s another mall that has called itself “Collection,” like Natick Mall once did?)
Hot Doogy is the brainchild of husband and wife Thiago and Fernanda Andrade, who started the business about a year ago after Fernanda’s specialties proved popular at their church. They’ve also looped in Thiago’s mother, Izabel, and have been doing a brisk delivery business on the south shore based out of a commercial “cloud” kitchen.
Perfect for a bite before or after shopping at the mall’s Brazilia’s Boutique women’s fashion store or at the new Stay Fashion Boutique in Natick on Rte. 135.
Natick’s Night Shift Taproom survives bad brewery news
Night Shift Brewing announced this week that it needs to move most of its production out of its Everett base due to its CO2 supply being cut and that will result in layoffs as it shifts most production to Jack’s Abby in Framingham and The Guild in Rhode Island. The business had hoped to build a large facility in Philadelphia, but COVID-19 scuttled that plan a while back.
What this means for Natick? The Night Shift Taproom attached to the Level99 gaming venue at Natick Mall is staying open.
“Just to dispel a few false rumors we’ve already heard circulating: We are not closing any of our Taprooms or beer gardens…” Night Shift wrote on its Facebook page.
MetroWest Chamber of Commerce upcoming events
Looking to connect or reconnect? The MetroWest Chamber of Commerce isn’t vacationing in August. Among its activities:
- In-person Business Referral Group meeting on Aug. 8 from 7:30-8:30am at the Chamber’s Framingham location on Rte. 9
- Regional Business BBQ & Networking on Aug. 9 at 5:45pm at the YMCA in Hopkinton
- In-person Women’s Networking event on Aug. 10 at 5:30-7pm at a location to be announced
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