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Boston Market closes First and Wetmore location

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 13:45:29-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Boston Market announced the closure of one of its Tucson locations Tuesday.

In a statement to KGUN 9, the restaurant chain confirmed that the 4405 North First Avenue location is no longer open as of Sunday, June 30.

"With the restaurant industry continuing to face challenging market dynamics, it is critical for all operators to continuously evaluate their restaurant footprint to ensure ongoing viability. This is particularly true for Boston Market as we take strategic steps to adapt to an increasingly competitive environment. As part of this process, and as leases are set to expire, we sometimes are forced to make the difficult decision to close locations that can no longer be sustained in certain geographic areas," a Boston Market spokesperson said.

The company says eleven people were employed at the First Avenue location and four of them are now employed at a different location. All other received transition payments.

All other Tucson-area locations will remain open.