Business damaged in Boston Post Road East fire finds new home


Business damaged in Boston Post Road East fire finds new home
Marlborough Nutrition was among several businesses at 42 Boston Post Road East impacted by a fire on Jan. 15. (Photo/Maureen Sullivan)

MARLBOROUGH – As of one week after a fire impacted several businesses at 42 Boston Post Road East, at least one business has found a new home.

Marlborough Nutrition announced via Facebook on Jan. 20 that it’s now at 55 Maple St., inside Crag Fitness.

“We are so grateful to get back open in a short time to serve our community,” according to the post.

The juice/smoothie bar will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Vape City, next to Marlborough Nutrition, had its first full day of operation on Jan. 19, after being closed for several days due to water damage.

As for the fire itself, Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey S. Emanuelson said the cause remains undetermined.

“There is no evidence that this fire was suspicious in nature,” he said.

Emanuelson added that the city is working with the tenants to make the necessary repairs to enable them to reopen their businesses.

Other businesses affected by the fire included Yummy Kitchen Chinese Restaurant, the Bank of America, Sun Relaxation Therapy, Oriental Nail Salon and the Sunnyside Café.

On Sunday, Jan. 15, Marlborough Fire responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the one-story structure. Engine 5, Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 1, Tower 1 and Car 5, and Patriot EMS arrived at the scene with an ambulance. Car 2 responded as well.

The fire was found in the space between the ceiling and the roof decking, which is an area called the cockloft. The fire was extinguished, and the building was checked for fire extension. There was damage to the trusses supporting the roof in the area where the fire was believed to have started.

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