What Happened to Ann's Lunch?

A Patch reader recently asked us about Ann's Lunch on High Street.

A Westwood Patch reader posted a question recently asking about an old building on High Street that once housed a Westwood staple: Ann's Lunch. 

"What happened to Ann's Lunch?" Patch reader, john spellman said. 

Well John, the last we heard was the building housing Ann's Lunch will be transformed and in its place will stand BiBi's Cafe.

BiBi's will include 16 seats on the first floor, according to Westwood Town Planner Nora Loughnane. The second floor will house a bakery to produce fresh breads and baked goods for the restaurant, but will not be used to sell directly to the public. There will also not be a retail take-out counter, Loughnane said.

The new establishment will offer a selection of goods including soups, salads and sandwiches. 

A seven-car parking will accompany the construction of BiBi's Cafe. For more details, . 

WW Resident February 13, 2013 at 01:27 PM
Seliot, I think the article might be incorrect. I don't think the editor did any research on this article posted Feb 7th (but instead copied an old Patch article on Bibi's Cafe). It had previously been noted there would be no take-out baked goods available for purchase, but I thought someone made a correction that customers would be able to make purchases on the go. I agree with your observation about the real estate businesses taking over all the vacant office/retail space in town, however these businesses (and their employees, many who are local residents) contribute to the town in many ways (food drives, sponsporships to local events and sport teams, etc.). I think significant capital investments need to be put into the strip malls (where Convenient once was, the Post office area, the building to the right of Chiara, and the Dunkin Donuts Plaza across from Anne's) in order to attract business to the area... I hope the town pursues ideas to encourage private capital spending for renovation/improvements of these areas for long term benefits (diversified tax base and new restaurants, retail, office business).
GH April 11, 2013 at 01:44 AM
There are no harder working, nicer, friendlier people than the Ghera family. Hardly a longtime Westwood resident exists that hasn't been served with courteous regard by Ralph, his wife Jeanne, his aunts Theresa and Madeline or his grandmother and founder of the Legendary Ann's Lunch...Ann herself. Thanks for the memories...many will miss you.
GH April 11, 2013 at 01:49 AM
WW...your anger betrays you and exposes you for what you are... folks, there are three sides to every story...the third being the TRUTH. I doubt very much that you know that side. You need not impose your sharp tongued criticism on Ralph or his legacy. Those that matter and know him will never be swayed by your slander.
GH April 11, 2013 at 01:51 AM
I agree with you Bob. The truth of the matter is elequently stated in your comment.
GH April 11, 2013 at 01:56 AM
Your comment is well stated but nonetheless a fabrication in your own mind. Did you ever hear of Zoning laws? The fact of the matter is that this new business had a hard time with approvals due to their own failure to plan by the rules. This new venture will crash and burn on its own, not due to any so called "conspiracy" by the towns duely elected representatives. Just watch... time will tell...


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