by Marc Hurwitz
Earlier this year, we reported that the site of a long-closed restaurant in Cambridge could be demolished to make way for affordable housing. Now we have learned that the structure will indeed be torn down, though plans for affordable housing are no longer in the works.
According to an article from Cambridge Day, a used-car dealership has received License Commission approval to open in the space on Fresh Pond Parkway where Tokyo Restaurant had once been, with the building coming down at some point and Fresh Pond Auto Sales moving in, and the plan being for its lot to have room for 20 to 25 cars (though his number could end up being lowered, based on discussions of the plans). Back in May, it appeared that affordable housing units might be built at the site, while Cambridge Day also says that the space was mentioned in the discussion of a rebuilding of the adjacent elementary school and Vassal Lane Upper School as well, but now it appears that the used-car dealership has indeed gotten the green light to move in instead.
The address for the Tokyo Restaurant property is 307 Fresh Pond Parkway.
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