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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Where's the Beef? Along Route 9

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FRAMINGHAM

There's a steakhouse battle brewing on Route 9. The upscale Metro 9 Steakhouse has opened up shop directly across the street from local landmark Ken's Steak House.

But the owners of both places say there is plenty of room for everyone. Ken's has hordes of loyal regulars who have been coming for decades, says owner Tim Hanna. And Metro 9 is shooting for a younger audience, offering the feel of a high-end downtown Boston steakhouse for $45 or $50 per guest, instead of $80 or $90.

And Tim Hanna may have some changes in store for the 4.25 acres of land his parents bought 60 years ago for $7,000. He's thinking of building a small shopping mall or hotel adjacent to Ken's.

Read more in today's Globe West.

-- Erica Noonan

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