Open Table's New Facility

Look what your support has made possible! For the first time in 27 years, Open Table of Concord and Maynard will have its very own location with dedicated facilities including a pantry, kitchen, and community dining area! This is a game-changing move for Open Table and its guests and it would never have been possible without your most generous and deeply appreciated support.

Recent History

In May of 2015 we lost dinner and pantry services in Maynard’s Clock Tower facility due to new ownership of the building. We moved the pantry and the dinner into two temporary spaces in Maynard and Sudbury respectively, while maintaining our program at the First Parish in Concord.

During this period we worked with the Greater Boston Food Bank, Project Bread, and the Carlisle Group and held focus groups, facilitated conversations and discussions with donors, guests, and volunteers to learn what they were looking for in a permanent site; we were pleased to learn that our mission is powerful and our program is portable

Current News

On July 8, we signed a long-term lease (with option to purchase) with Aubuchon Realty for their former Hardware Store at 33 Main Street in downtown Maynard. The site is within walking distance of many of our guests and ideally located for the zip-codes we serve. Construction has begun and we are scheduled to open early next year. Updates and information about the new facility will be available on this page throughout the buildout; check back often!

Vision for the Future

By moving to this large, dedicated location in Maynard, Open Table will be able to offer more meals and extended pantry hours. Having a permanent location will allow us to revolutionize our pantry so that our guests will enjoy a normal supper and shopping experience, choosing from a variety of healthy food as they push their carts through the aisles. Additionally, the extra refrigeration and freezer space will allow us to glean and store ‘rescued food’ from local restaurants and farms increasing the variety of healthy choices available.

But the most exciting possibility is that by having our own space, we can reimagine Open Table as a place for community around healthy eating. We can expand our programming to include menu-planning sessions, budgeting, help in decoding Medicare and Medicaid programs, cooking demonstrations, classes that teach teens how to cook, workshops on living with diabetes and hypertension, special luncheons and celebrations for the elderly (partnering with local Councils on Aging).

Thank you for your support in getting us here!

Lastest Images

Kitchen Outside Wall With Range, Hood, And Other Appliances
Kitchen Outside Wall With Range, Hood, And Other Appliances

Kitchen outside wall with range, hood, and other appliances

Kitchen Inside Wall With Sink, Dishwasher, And Counter Space

Kitchen Inside Wall with Sink, Dishwasher, and Counter space

Our New Distribution Pantry Will Be Here (after We Move The Lifts Out!)

Our new Distribution Pantry will be here (after we move the lifts out!)

Storage Pantry With Installed Hand Sink; Vegetable Sink Still To Be Added

Storage Pantry with Installed hand sink; Vegetable sink still to be added

Heating And Cooling (HVAC) Above The New Storage Pantry

Heating and Cooling (HVAC) above the new Storage Pantry

View Into The Spacious Walk-in Refrigerator/Freezer

View into the spacious walk-in Refrigerator/Freezer

Paint On The Walls 2-28-17

Paint on the walls 2-28-17

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Open Table New Facility Build: Wall Framing As Of December 26, 2016

Open Table new facility build: wall framing as of December 26, 2016

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Back View Of Bathrooms With Heating Equipment Area Above

Back view of bathrooms with heating equipment area above

View From Kitchen To Storage Room

View from kitchen to storage room

Kitchen Then Storage Area Then Walk-in Refrigerator Area

Kitchen then storage area then walk-in refrigerator area

Three Bathrooms And A Side Door

Three bathrooms and a side door

View From Dining Room To Kitchen And Delivery Pantry

View from dining room to kitchen and delivery pantry

View From Storage Pantry To Delivery Pantry

View from storage pantry to delivery pantry

View Into Kitchen

View into kitchen

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Dining Room, February 28, 2017

Dining Room, February 28, 2017

Kitchen Outside Wall Where Range & Hood Will Go, February 28, 2017

Kitchen outside wall where range & hood will go, February 28, 2017

Kitchen Wall Facing Rear Of Building, February 28, 2017

Kitchen wall facing rear of building, February 28, 2017

Walk-in Refrigerator (behind Lift), February 28, 2017

Walk-in refrigerator (behind lift), February 28, 2017

The New Storage Panty Is Currently Storing Construction Supplies And Tools!

The new Storage Panty is currently storing construction supplies and tools!

Recent Video

Vision for the Future

Thank You to Our Professional Supporters

Open Table wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the following companies who are providing design, building, legal and other professional support for the buildout of our new facility. We could not do it without them!

Aubuchon Realty Company, Inc.

23 West Street
Westminster, MA

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BBS Builders Corporation

140 Bean Porridge Hill Road
Westminster, MA

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Nashawtuc Architects

The Wright Tavern
2 Lexington Road
Concord, MA

Norian/Siani Engineering, Inc.

43 Bradford Street, 3rd Floor
Concord, MA

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Omni Properties

200 Baker Avenue, Suite 303
Concord MA

Thank You to Our Supporters

Open Table also wishes to thank our wonderful supporters who are helping us fill the new facility with supplies and equipment that will greatly improve the experience and services for our guests. Our most sincere thanks to:

Trinitarian Congregational Church
Convection Oven

Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
Walk-in Refrigerator

The Nash Family Foundation
Checkout and Scale

Alpha Restaurant Equipment
Range Hood Sensor

Greater Boston Food Bank
“Reach-in” Refrigeration and Freezers

Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Open Table need a permanent site?

  • Our current sites are temporary, have limited time available for us to use them, and/or lack space for food storage.
  • When we lose our space due to changes by the lessor, people who rely on us go hungry.

When will the renovation be completed?

  • We expect to be hosting dinners and offering additional pantry times to our Monday nights in our new facility at 33 Main Street in Maynard by June, 2017.

What will happen to the community supper in Concord?

  • We will continue to serve the dinner in Concord and keep the pantry storage site on Everett Street. Guests that attend the Concord dinner will be apprised of the pantry schedule in Maynard and encouraged to come.

Recent New Facility News

25Jul 17
New Facility Update – Window Work

New Facility Update – Window Work

Our new facility in Maynard has beautiful windows out on to Main Street that offer lots of natural light. However, the windows do not offer much in the way of privacy;…

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09Jul 17
Moving Day – July 2017

Moving Day – July 2017

A group of our amazing volunteers, led by Fran Warner, gave up a summer Saturday to move stock from the former Maynard Pantry on Bancroft Street to our new location…

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11May 17
Let There Be Light (at The New Facility)

Let There Be Light (at the New Facility)

And there is light... Pendant lights in the dining room space of our new facility. The beautiful lights were donated by architect, Holly Cratsley, of Nashawtuc Architects, and installed pro bono…

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24Apr 17
Thank You, Greater Boston Food Bank

Thank You, Greater Boston Food Bank

Open Table wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the Greater Boston Food Bank for the capacity grant they have awarded for the "reach-in" refrigeration and freezers for the pantry…

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07Apr 17
New Facility Update: Floors And Hood

New Facility Update: Floors and Hood

The permanent home for Open Table is really beginning to take shape. The kitchen floors have been finished and the range hood has been installed. The hood looks huge! All…

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28Feb 17
Thank You For Our New Walk-In

Thank You for Our New Walk-In

Open Table wishes to again thank Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation for their generous support for the walk-in refrigerator for our new facility. The addition of this refrigerator will greatly…

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28Dec 16
New Facility Update – Framing

New Facility Update – Framing

Progress continues on the buildout of our new facility in Maynard, MA. As this photo from December 26, 2016 shows, the framing of walls is underway. Check our New Facility News page…

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14Dec 16

Construction Has Begun!

Construction of the new Open Table facility in Maynard has begun! Keep up to date on the news about this game-changing development and all of the exciting new possibilities that it…

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12Aug 16
Open Table Has A New Home!

Open Table Has a New Home!

It’s been a long time coming, but Open Table has finally found a home in Maynard: 33 Main Street, the site of the former Aubuchon building. This space will allow…

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