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