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Domino’s Pizza gets approval for Main Street location; owner aims to open by early January

by | Dec 5, 2023 | Featured: News, News

The Select Board at its meeting Tuesday approved a common victualer’s license for Domino’s Pizza to operate out of 70 Main Street.

The building is the site of the former Old Town Liquors, and there are apartments above the first-floor business.

“It’s always a great opportunity when we have a business relocating in town,” said Town Manager Norman Khumalo.

Khumalo credited Vasudha Dutta (executive assistant to the Town Manager’s Office) and Julia Chun (sustainability, economic development and equity project manager) for their “great effort in attracting this business to town.”

Business owner Celal Fatih Gokdag of Waltham applied for the new license on Nov. 27. He indicated the establishment will operate from 10:30 a.m. to midnight seven days a week on a delivery and carry-out basis.

Gokdag, appearing at Tuesday’s meeting virtually, said he hopes to open by the end of this year or early January.

The board noted that there is very limited parking at the building, although Khumalo pointed out that there are five or six spaces in front of the Police Station next door.

Domino’s will compete with three other pizza shops in close proximity: Bill’s Downtown Pizzeria & Kitchen (14 Main Street), Blue Square Pizza (30 Main Street) and Hillers Pizza (77 West Main Street).

5 Comments

  1. Tim K

    Man that stinks. With how tough our select board is on maintaining the history of our downtown, it’s strange they’d approve a fast food chain here in a historic building. Was hoping for another locally owned family food business.

  2. Casey Koerner

    Keep the chains out! We have enough pizza places here in our town (downtown). We could use some different food options for our community. This is going to cause extra traffic that we do not need in the downtown.

  3. A. Francis

    The Select Board has no legal standing to refuse any type of restaurant in the Downtown Business District. Even fast food chains are permitted under town laws. Also, they are not the ones responsible for maintaining the historic district – that would be the Historic District Commission. You don’t like the zoning laws? Get on the Town Meeting Warrant & change them.

  4. Damu

    Awesome..my kids who are Domino’s pizza lovers, would be over the moon. Thanks to the Select board for approving. It was always a pain to go neighboring towns and pickup because Dominos wouldn’t deliver to Hopkinton.

  5. JF

    I like Hiller’s and Bill’s but the prices are a bit crazy. Maybe this will force them to compete. I will pay a bit more for a bit better, but not twice as much.