The new Franklin Market, on Franklin Street near the Highlands commuter rail station, is open for business! New manager Jitendra Patel has a shiny new look for the store, with Green Mountain Coffee, many flavors of slush, and both fresh and packaged foods available.
This store was Lyman’s Market when I was growing up, and it’s great to see it taking on new life. We have just completed a major revitalization project on Franklin Street, making it more pedestrian-friendly and enhancing the neighborhood atmosphere, and I hope this store will flourish with new management and its new surroundings.
“We are looking forward to being a vital part of the Melrose Highlands community,” Mr. Patel told me. “I hope our neighbors stop by often to pick up a cup of coffee, a snack, or some last-minute groceries. We will be offering some specials over the next few weeks, so come in and say hi!”