New Restaurants Coming To Woburn

City Council approves two new eateries; third in proposal stage.


It's official—Firehouse Subs is opening its third Massachusetts location in Woburn.

The City Council approved a special permit for the national fast food chain at its last meeting, agreeing that the eatery could move into an empty storefront in the Petco building on Commerce Way.

According to city documents, Firehouse Subs "sells made-to-order sandwiches." Generally, customers order a sandwich and wait approximately four to six minutes to be served. Patrons can take their meal out or eat at tables inside. There is no drive-thru option, said Mark Vaughan, the attorney representing Firehouse Subs.

The restaurant sells both lunch and dinner, but no breakfast. The special permit allows the eatery to be open Sunday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Vaughan told city officials that Firehouse Subs donates quite a bit of funding, including customer donations, to local fire departments.

No open date for the restaurant was given, but there are no structural changes planned for the building.

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Main Street will also see the opening of a new restaurant soon, at the site of the former Callahan's Deli at 229 Main St.

According to city documents, the eatery will be named "A Dega" and will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

No information on when the restaurant will open, or what will be served, was provided. However, city officials did state that no changes needed to be made to the building.

News broke yesterday that a at the location of the old train station next to the Northern Bank and Trust.

What do you think of these new developments? Will you visit these new restaurants? Is more business good or bad for the city? Why do you feel that way? Tell us in the comments!

Dawn Robinson-Swain September 27, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I'm with you on that William!!
Athena September 28, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Agreed... How about LESS affordable housing, and MORE people working for a living!!
Anne October 18, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Dawn/Michael, I don't know how long you've lived in Woburn or how often you travel to/from the old transportation station but the traffic around there is horrendous, especially at rush hour. Too bad Northern Bank & Trust didn't do their homework before they bought the property... We could use more elderly housing in Woburn but you probably wouldn't want to support your elderly neighbors either.
William October 18, 2012 at 08:06 PM
@ Anne; We have pleanty of "elderly housing" it's just that our Govt chooses to fill it with able body adults who in many cases are not even from our State and/or our country.
bingbong November 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM
Dave & Busters? Do we really need MORE places for drunken idiots to hang out in Woburn?


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