August 30, 2018

Muffin House to add fourth location in Hopkinton

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Muffin House Cafe will move to the former Hopkinton Gourmet location.

A Medway bakery and coffee shop will open its fourth location in Hopkinton.

Muffin House Cafe expects to open right in the middle of pumpkin-flavored coffee season in the beginning of October, said partner and Medway Selectman Dennis Crowley.

The new store will be the company's second to open this year. Muffin House has been expanding quickly since opening its first location in Medway in 2014. In 2017, the bakery opened a location in Mendon similar in size to its large Medway store. A store in Natick opened earlier this summer.

Crowley, a partner to owner and baker Sheldon Strasnick, called the Natick and Hopkinton locations satellite stores due to their size, which is notably smaller than the Medway and Mendon stores.

Goods will be baked in Medway and shipped to those locations, and to add baking capacity, the Medway location will soon take up about 1,000 square feet of space in the same building.

Due to the building's size, which can only sit about a dozen customers, lunch sandwiches won't be offered initially, Crowley said.

The company has big shoes to fill in Hopkinton. The location was once home to Hopkinton Gourmet, which closed earlier this month after 12 years, the MetroWest Daily News reported.

The disappointment didn't last long, as a photo of the Hopkinton building posted by Muffin House on Facebook this Tuesday was quickly shared dozens of times.

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