A quick spin around Rte. 9 in Natick reveals lots of change in the air…
New windscreens at Connor Heffler Park at 90 Oak St. will give tennis and pickleball players a bit more privacy, too. That might be a good thing for people still trying to figure out pickleball.
Further west on Rte. 9, Releaf is getting busy trying to open its recreational cannabis shop in the old Papa Gino’s building. The hard hats are out… Releaf’s emergence at 291 Worcester St. has been a couple of years in the making. The business hoped to open last year, as was indicated on its website when we just checked, but that needs to be updated to 2023 (we reached out to ReLeaf last month for an update but haven’t gotten a reply).
Redi got the jump on Releaf by opening recently at Cloverleaf Mall.
Turning around past Speen Street and u-turning into Sherwood Plaza uncovers all sorts of changes.
Pet World next month looks to open in new space as part of the Sherwood Plaza strip, moving just over from its longtime standalone building. There was a human occupying Kitty City when we swung by the current business before it opened, so those cats are no doubt looking forward to new digs.
Christmas Tree Shops has formally rebranded as CTS, though at least the sleigh remains on the main Sherwood Plaza sign for now.
Barnes & Noble, moving on from Shopper’s World, has its teasers up for its new spot in Sherwood Plaza. It hopes to open in the former Petco space this spring.
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