By Keith Regan, Contributing Writer
Westborough – Two vacant storefronts are about to get new tenants after new businesses were given the green light to open by selectmen Dec. 9.
The board voted unanimously to approve both common victualer’s and entertainment licenses for Laser Craze, at 180 Milk St., which is the West Meadow Plaza.
That business, which owner Gregory Hughes described as a “family entertainment center” is expected to open sometime in January “if all goes well,” Hughes said.
The new location, inside the former Ocean State Job Lot storefront, will be the company’s third – after locations in Woburn and North Andover – and its largest to date, he said.
In addition to a multi-story laser tag arena, the facility will offer inflatable activities for younger children, a pizza cafe and a token-operated arcade with up to 30 games and devices. Offering birthday parties and other group events, the facility is expected to be open seven days a week.
“Adults like it as much as kids,” Hughes told the board.
The Planning Board approved the Laser Craze proposal last summer.
Also cleared to open was Mawa House, at 276 Turnpike Road, in the small shopping plaza between Stop & Shop and Bernie and Phyl’s on the eastbound side of Route 9.
Mawa House will offer Indian sweets and baked goods and could be open as early as next week.