by Marc Hurwitz
A chain of chicken places that appeared to have no chance of opening in the city of Boston several years ago is now in rapid expansion mode in the area, with two shops coming to the suburbs in addition to at least two others on the way, including one within the Boston city limits.
According to an article in The Enterprise, Chick-fil-A is planning to open in Brockton, while several sources also tell us that another location is on its way to Woburn, with a Facebook pageconfirming this. The Brockton location, which will be at 544 Westgate Drive, hopes to open by the late summer, while the Woburn outlet, which will be at 375 Washington Street, does not have an opening date yet, but it looks like it is close to being up and running.
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Earlier in the decade, the late Boston Mayor Thomas Menino voiced his opposition to the chain coming to the city based on the CEO's opposition to same-sex marriage, but now it looks like the city's first shop could be opening at 569 Boylston Street in the Back Bay, while another location may be coming to Walpole as well. (Other location can be found in various Boston suburbs, including Burlington, Dedham, Framingham, Marlboro, and Peabody.)
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