Breyers adds to MetroWest's rising vacany rate
The exodus continues this week in Boston’s western suburbs, as Breyers officially turned out the lights at its 124,649-square-foot ice cream plant in Framingham.
While the move was anticipated for years, the closure comes less than a month after Fidelity Investments said it was clearing out its sprawling campus in Marlborough and not long after Evergreen Solar said it too was shifting operations out of state. News of Breyer’s official closing in Framingham was first reported Thursday by the MetroWest Daily News.
Built in 1972, the Breyers plant sits on 9.2 acres of land adjacent to the Massachusetts Turnpike and a stone’s throw from Lake Cochituate. It’s address is 490 Old Connecticut Path. The property was last sold to Unilever, Breyer’s parent, for $2.5 million in 1993. The seller in that transaction was Kraft General Foods.