Massachusetts diners particularly diners of the Boston area now have one less Friendly's option to dine at as the Wilbraham-based family restaurant recently shut down its location at Logan Airport in East Boston.

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It's Been a Struggle for the Massachusetts-Based Restaurant

Friendly's has been struggling to keep its restaurants open as many locations have shut their doors in recent years. Here in the Berkshires, we used to have several Friendly's restaurants throughout the county including Pittsfield, North Adams, Lenox, Lee, and Great Barrington. The Berkshires now only has one sole Friendly's restaurant, the Dalton Ave. location in Pittsfield.

Another Friendly's Restaurant Will Be Closing Its Doors Later This year.

The Greenfield Recorder reports that the town's only Friendly's location located at 200 Mohawk Trail will be shutting its doors and will be replaced by Starbucks this September. The decision for the closure and replacement was made "after careful consideration and market evaluations" according to a company spokesperson. While some people are excited that Starbucks will have a location in Greenfield, others in the Franklin County area will be sad to see their classic diner shut down for good.

According to the restaurant's website, Friendly's still has locations in Massachusetts including the following towns and cities.

  • Agawam
  • Attleboro
  • Auburn
  • Chicopee
  • East Longmeadow
  • Fall River
  • Florence
  • Gardner
  • Greenfield
  • Hadley
  • Haverhill
  • Holyoke
  • Leominster
  • Marlborough
  • Middleborough
  • North Dartmouth
  • Norwood
  • Peabody
  • Pembroke
  • Pittsfield
  • Plymouth
  • South Weymouth
  • Springfield
  • Swansea
  • Westfield
  • West Springfield

Hopefully, these locations can stand the test of time and stay open. We'll keep you updated if and when any information develops regarding future Friendly's closures.

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