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Fire Destroys Several Businesses at Framingham Strip Mall

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    Firefighters in Framingham, Massachusetts battled a fire at a strip mall that devastated ten local businesses. Elysia Rodriguez reports. (Published Saturday, March 11, 2017)

    A fire destroyed several businesses Saturday morning at a strip mall in Framingham, Massachusetts.

    The blaze broke out at the Old Park Village Shopping Center on Concord Street at 2 a.m. and quickly reached 3-alarms.

    Ten businesses were destroyed in the fire.

    The owner of the building said the structure has been in the same family since it was built in the 80's. Among the businesses in the mall are two salons, a chiropractor's office, a cosmetics store, an optician and a dance studio.

    The business that suffered the most damage was J & M Diner which had been a fixture at the mall for about 20 years.

    “It’s a place where people come and quite often you see someone you know,” said Framingham resident Joann Thorpe when talking about the diner.

    Property owner Mike Brossi says his uncle and father started the business in the 1980s and promises they will rebuild.

    The exact cause of the fire remains under investigation but the owner was told it started in the attic.

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