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Five Guys Comes to Westford

After months of planning, the restaurant opened on Monday.

As Cornerstone Square slowly transitions from construction to fully open commercial plaza, another business began its life at the development as Five Guys opened its doors on Monday.

Brice Center November 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I'm excited to try 5 Guys simply because of this video, which was a songified version of a 5 Guys review: Dayum, Dayum, Dayum. http://youtu.be/DcJFdCmN98s And here's the original 5 Guys review that the song was based on: http://youtu.be/zGkHRa64sDY
Lenore Franklin November 13, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Don't get too excited. Five Guys does not live up to all the hype. They "smash" their burgers on the grill which dries them out, and then thay cook them to death. Their fries are juicier than the burgers and not in a good way (very greasy).
Kate Hill November 13, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Its true...not so great. But I won't be going to any store or restaurant in cornerstone anyway.
Brice Center November 13, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Kate, I'm curious, why are you boycotting Cornerstone?
Wayne November 13, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Ditto for never shopping at Cornerstone.
Mike November 13, 2012 at 07:56 PM
You folks boycotting Cornerstone -- thanks! That means less traffic for me to deal with on my way to Marshalls!
Evelyn November 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM
yuk Marshalls!!!!
Evelyn November 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
No Walmart instead massive traffic jams for junk stores. I guess the joke is on the ones who didn't want 1 store instead got 20
Jane H. November 13, 2012 at 11:48 PM
WOW. If you think Walmart (and I will eternally boycott THEM for the horrible way they treat their employees and also for the cheap junk they sell) is preferable quality-wise to Marshalls, you have never shopped in a Marshalls! That is just nuts! HAHAH, I'm really laughing here! OMG!! And...for the record...try 5 Guys before you judge...their burgers are juicy, yummy, and it's a fun place to go!
Mickey November 14, 2012 at 12:35 AM
I have lived in Wrstford my entire 42 yrs. I have seen many changes in this once sleepy little town. I wasn't thrilled about Cornerstone going in, but it's out of my control. The plus side is all of the jobs that is has created.
mad Jack November 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM
sounds like the Blow in's are Bitching again :(
Bob Bursey November 14, 2012 at 03:07 PM
2 Market Baskets, Three Pet stores, 2 Eyecare stores, 3 Nail salons, 14 restaurants, 4 hair salons and possibly ( although I doubt it will be approved) a 4th liquor store. All on one corner in the tiny little town of Westford. This isn't progress. It's one man padding his bank account at the expense of long time mom and pop businesses and the good people of Westford that live here for the quality of life. Welcome to the City of Westford. Enjoy the traffic
Sam November 14, 2012 at 03:38 PM
I am curious as to how you describe progress
Lenore Franklin November 14, 2012 at 04:17 PM
The 4th liquor store does not need approval. Mr. Walker just bought Parents Market complete with liquor license. Agreed, we do not need two Market Baskets, but the old one is listed for lease. In my opinion you can never have too many restaurants!
Mike November 14, 2012 at 04:21 PM
LULZ, Evelyn. Please keep turning up your nose at Marshall's and I'll continue to find gems like the $800 gray chalk-stripe Brooks Brothers sport coat with a loose button... for $30.
Mike November 14, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Yes, the traffic at Minot's Corner will be brutal, but it always has been for the 12 years I've lived here -- and that's one intersection in the entire town along the only real commercial strip. If all the traffic is localized within a specific corridor, then that makes it easy to avoid.
Bob Bursey November 14, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Lenore, the 4th liquor store needs approval to move the license from the ABCC and the BOS via a public hearing. Market Basket has a lease until 2015 and a 30 yr option beyond that. I don't think they will allow competition into the town, and you can bet they will sign that 30 yr option.
Evelyn November 14, 2012 at 06:21 PM
never said Walmart was good quality. Marshalls sells left over clothes that no one wants. What about JCP,Macy's, sears. They have excellent prices and great quality in all their products.
Mike November 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Evelyn, here's a little retailing lesson: all the stores you mention are more commonly found as anchor stores at large malls, not at small self-contained shopping centers like Cornerstone. And re: Marshall's and its "left over clothes that no one wants"...please, please, please keep thinking that. LOL....I'm wearing a pair of $150 Ralph Lauren houndstooth pants that I got for $19, so I'd rather not have the competition....
Sam November 14, 2012 at 07:49 PM
She puts down Marshalls yet praises Sears?
Dan D. November 14, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Best burgers I've had in a long time. Fries good too. Turns out they soak their fries in water, which keeps out the oil (which is peanut oil) when they cook 'em.
Evelyn November 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM
Only those who can't afford quality clothing shop at Marshalls. I would be ashamed if anyone saw me in Marshalls. $19.00 pants look like $19.00 pants LOL
Evelyn November 14, 2012 at 09:27 PM
I also don't shop at Market Basket. Shaws and stop and Shop have a much cleaner store and their produce and meat is grade A not grade B like MB
KarenL November 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM
I suspect that Evelyn is trolling ;). Marshalls and TJ Maxx have plenty of junk, sure, but they'll also have high quality,expensive, designer clothes from the previous season or overstocks from higher end retail stores at deep discounts. I'd prefer Marshalls over Evelyn's examples of Sears and JC Penny for two reasons: 1) The pants at Sears and Penney's will be $25 pants that were originally designed and made to be sold at $25, where some of the pants at Marshall's may be $150 pants that have been discounted to $25. You have to know what you are looking at. Once the tags are off, no one knows how much you paid for them ;). 2) Though Sears and Penney's sell smaller sizes on their websites, their retail stores rarely stock women's clothes smaller than a size 8, which makes the stores useless for some of us.
gail f smith March 05, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Please remember to shop and support our local pet shops. They are far more knowledgeable and reasonable than Pet Co.

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