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Domino’s Pizza abandons plans to open up shop in Roslindale Village, group says

Posted by Your Town  October 5, 2012 05:12 PM

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According to a statement released today by the Roslindale Village Main Street nonprofit organization, Domino’s Pizza has decided not to pursue a lease at 4238 Washington Street in Roslindale.

The possibility of a Domino’s opening across from Adams Park, just a mile from another Domino’s, had sparked outrage and concern from local residents and business owners worried about traffic, parking issues, and competition to similar small businesses in the area.

“RVMS is pleased that Domino's listened to the over 200 Roslindale shop owners and residents who came to a community meeting on September 10 and overwhelmingly opposed Domino's coming into Roslindale Village,” said Steve Gag, president of Roslindale Village Main Street.

“Community volunteers gathered nearly 1,000 signatures on a petition and over a dozen Roslindale Village shop owners penned letters to the Boston Licensing Commission in opposition to Domino's,” Gag added.

Anthony Ross, an attorney for Domino's, said that given the issues raised by the community they are considering other locations outside of Roslindale Village, according to the press release.

Both Gag and Stephanie Cave, executive director of Roslindale Village Main Street, said the group hopes to help Chris Kotsiopoulos, the owner of 4238 Washington, find tenants for his building that will add vitality to Roslindale Village.

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