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Apr 23, 2007 03:50 PM

Franklin Cafe?!??!!

Walked by this afternoon, the door was open and the place was essentially gutted. huh? anyone know what's happening?

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  1. sorry - should clarify - I'm talking about the one on Shawmut!

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    1. re: jdubboston

      don't worry --- just a renovation! Word on the street is that since they're not moving to harrison or upstairs, they've decided to redo the current location. New bar, tables, lighting, fresh coat of paint, etc. I think other than minor changes behind the bar, and the big shift in paint from green to maroon, this is the first major renovation in 11 years.

      1. re: bostonman

        When did the plan to expand into the upstairs get nixed?

        1. re: heathermb

          It ran into a lot of strenuous opposition from neighbors, which would have impeded the ability to get an upgraded liquor license.