Framingham’s loss will be Natick’s gain: Barnes & Noble is leaving its longtime Shopper’s World location in Framingham on Jan. 22 and plans to open a bit to the east on Rte. 9 at Sherwood Plaza in Natick in the spring. In the meantime, everything is half off in the store.
Barnes & Noble will be taking 18,000 sq. ft., the former Petco space between the Paper Store and Dick’s. Construction is expected to start in January.
Shopper’s World is undergoing some big changes, with an Amazon Fresh grocery store expected to move in, per a Framingham Source post earlier this year. Old Navy will also be closing to make way for the change, which involves tearing down the building occupied by it and Barnes & Noble.
Shopper’s World (then Shoppers’ World) was built in 1951 as a covered mall, then rebuilt in the 1990s as an open-air shopping center.
Robert Boudrie says
Probably a move to lower rent. Good move – things are tough for bookstores.
Bob Brown says
Thanks for the comment, Robert. I recall when there was a Borders bookstore right near it, too. Used to be able to walk to both from my office at the time, was great..