Is Mr. Charlie's Moving?

What's going on with the North Woburn business?


Anyone driving through North Woburn has probably noticed that the strip mall at 880 Main Street has a new look to it.

had already leaving its old location vacant. Well, that storefront was painted with blue and white stripes. Just like across the street.

Woburn Patch visited Mr. Charlie's on Monday and learned that the ice cream parlor is meeting with city officials about moving across the street. The petition will be before the City Council soon.

Robert McSheffrey is the owner of the 880 Main St. plaza, which is valued at $1.2 million, and was built in 1984, according to City Hall's Assessors' records.

Mr. Charlie's is operated by Kelly McSheffrey, who spoke with Woburn Patch in . At the time, Kelly said that Mr. Charlie's is named after one of her uncles.


Karen September 20, 2012 at 05:51 PM
O, I think the color is fab. We need something to brighten up North Woburn. The residence are glooooomy!
Karen September 20, 2012 at 06:13 PM
I have been a resident of North Woburn for 47 years. Mr. Charlies is the best thing this side of town has ever seen. I think Mr. Charliie's new location will be perfect! Colors are cheerful. Reminds me of the old ice cream parlors. Does it matter which side of the street it's on? If you have children that are playing at the park or pool, hopefully your watching them and can cross them on the cross walk or teach them how to do it. I love Mr. Charlies. My kids love Mr. Charlies. It's so much fun to run into people you know when you head there. Let's remember that before Mr. Charlies was there, an empty building stood there and offered nothing. I give great praise to Mr. M for coming up with the idea of a "family" place to go. Relax people, life is short.
Susan Keeley September 21, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I love Mr. Charlie's too, Karen, Have you ever been around children? Do you know they're impulsive and excitable and, even with teaching or close observation, can still dart into streets faster than you can catch them or a driver can slam on his or her brakes? You're right, life is short. So short that it would be a horrific tragedy for a child's life to be shortened from crossing a State Highway for ice cream. That is an extremely busy road and people drive dangerously, as I've experienced personally while simply trying to turn left across the southbound lane into that parking lot to get a coffee from Dunkin's. It's a no-brainer that ice cream shops attract children as do playgrounds and swimming pools. Does it matter what side of the street it's on, you ask? Gosh, no more than any other traffic or public safetly issue. Does it matter if we have crossing guards near schools? As for the empty building, there was a wonderful business called Peck's To Go in that space prior to Mr. Charlie. It disappeared too quickly.
Earnhardt September 23, 2012 at 10:34 PM
I agree. why move the ice cream stand form the same side of the street as the park/ pool to across busy route 38? it makes no sense. Kids will be kids and in the excitement of getting an ice cream, will run out into traffic at some point. This whole thing is ridiculous! The traffic is a nightmare, CVS will add to the mess and congestion. And on top of that. the convenient plaza is really not a place you want to be taking kids for ice cream, Ever see the folks that hang out there?
Lauren Nole June 13, 2013 at 11:25 PM
People saying the CVS is not needed in N. Woburn... are you kidding me?! It's just the opposite.. BADLY needed! Who wants to drive all the way to Woburn Mall, fighting their way through all that congestion to go into that God awful, tiny, gross CVS? Might as well go to Target if you've gone that far already. Yes, the traffic is a royal pain in the a**, but in the long run it will be awesome to FINALLY have the convenience and a pharmacy right there.


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