NORTH HAVEN — Boston Market on Washington Avenue closed its doors July 7 as part of a regional move that saw 45 stores close.
The North Haven closing was the only one in Connecticut, according to a Boston Market spokesperson.
First selectman Michael Freda was not surprised by the closing.
“Their sales had declined dramatically,” he said. “There’s a new owner of the building and Boston Market did not renew the lease. As we see in economic development, if the business is not being supported...they reserve the right to close.”
In a letter to employees, Boston Market CEO, Frances Allen said underperformance caused the regional closings. He said Boston Market “must take steps to ensure our operational structure will support long-term sustainability."
Freda has begun working with the owner of the building on new opportunities and tenants.
“That replacement could be another restaurant, it could be a retail outlet, but rest assured that building will be filled,” Freda said.
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