Former Friendly’s in Forest Park sells for $600K; same investors buy 3 other closed Friendly’s

SPRINGFIELD — A Norwood real estate company purchased the closed Friendly’s property near Forest Park at the end of September for $600,000 and the boarded-up restaurant is now advertised for lease.

The sale is detailed in papers filed Sept. 30 at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds and appears to be a part of a portfolio of old Friendly’s locations sold by the chain’s corporate parent. The location is at 65 Sumner Ave.

The Friendly’s – a 4,700-square-foot space – closed in 2018 as part of Friendly’s continued downsizing. It was built in 1979.

The new owner is Charles River Realty Group, according to records.

12/3/2018 -Springfield- Friendly’s at 65 Sumner Ave. in Springfield soon after it closed in December 2018. (Don Treeger / The Republican)

An employee answering the phone there Thursday said there are no immediate plans for the Springfield location and declined to answer further questions.


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