SHREWSBURY – Floor & Decor has officially opened.
Community leaders on Dec. 21 gathered to celebrate the opening of Shrewsbury’s latest business.
“I know the town has done everything to work with you and make this dream happen,” said Corridor 9/495 Regional Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Karen Chapman. “I can also tell you that as I drove up and down Route 9, constantly people were asking me ‘What’s happening?’… I kept saying Floor & Decor. We’re excited to see the dream come true.”
Floor & Decor is located at 420 Boston Turnpike. The site is also the home of the new McGovern Auto Group collision and fit-up center. The center will fit lights and other amenities onto vehicles like police cars and fire trucks.
It will also service McGovern’s local dealerships, including Autobahn USA and McGovern Buick GMC dealerships in Westborough and the Shrewsbury Audi and BMW dealerships.
The property used to be a manufacturing facility for numerous years and host flea markets. During a past Select Board meeting, attorney Richard Ricker, who represented McGovern, said three fire chiefs had told him the site housed the “most dangerous buildings they knew of.”
When the project went before the Planning Board, members said the previous buildings were unsightly and the project would dramatically improve Route 9.
In late 2022, crews began demolishing the former buildings. Since, drivers on Route 9 have watched as the site changed and the new Floor & Decor building was constructed.
“It’s a lot of mixed emotions. It took us a lot to build this store. We got in here three or four weeks ago and there was nothing in here but the steel. My team, the construction team, the merchandising team, we had to rush to get in. It feels great to be open,” said Store Manager Nathaniel Hudson.
Find more information on Floor & Decor at https://www.flooranddecor.com/