New business hopes to replace Country Gourmet

The Metrowest Daily News has the latest on the future of the Country Gourmet. Property owners, and former Capasso Farms proprietors, John and Liz Sherry told selectmen on Tuesday night that the Country Gourmet’s lease was terminated last fall.

The Sherry’s want to see the liquor license transferred to Shohdy Ziada, who also owns Turnpike Liquors on Route 9, but there’s some red tape that needs to be worked out before that can happen. You can read all the details in the Metrowest Daily News.

Assuming it all gets worked out, Ziada will open Southboro Vineyard & Market on the site:

Ziada said the market will sell plants, farm stand goods, meats, produce, and more, as well as operate an ice cream stand and grow grapes. He also plans on selling beer and wine, though as a secondary focus.

That’s an improvement (in my opinion) over how the business was previously described to selectmen, when it was billed as more of a convenience store.

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14 years ago

Hopefully all of this gets ironed out because I’m sure that everyone in town would loke to see a successful business in that location. We miss Capasso Farms. Although my circle of friends, all Southborough moms wanted to like the Country Gourmet, we did not shop there. After noticing the lack of freshness and quality, we did not return. I hope that Ziada has a good plan.

14 years ago

I also miss Capasso Farms. And I too had high hopes for the Country Gourmet. After giving it a few tries and ending up with expired products, quickly rotting food, and plants that quickly died, I gave up.

Ziada’s plan sounds great. We live nearby and would be big fans of a place to get ice cream. And I would love to be able to go down the street for a mid-week produce run or to grab a bottle of wine.

We have high hopes – again!

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