Andover Business - Butler Bank

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Butler Bank, founded in 1901 by the Pearson Family, bought the 1/2 acre piect of property at 16 Main Street Andover in March of 2006. The space had been occupied by Friendly's Restaurant since June 1, 1965 which closed on December 24, quickly sold to Butler Bank for a total of $1.45 million.

Friendly's was torn down on September 6, 2006. Construction for Butler Bank began in October, 2006. This Butler Bank's fourth branch opened on May 24, 2007. CPA John J. Drago and Doherty Law Offices were tenants of the bank at the opening. Boston King Cafe opened in the Butler Bank building on April 26, 2008.


  • "Friendly's for sale", The Andover Townsman, January 5, 2006.
  • "Friendly's not so friendly to town", The Eagle Tribune, January 26, 2006.
  • "Friendly's sold, details of buyer not yet released", The Andover Townsman, January 26, 2006.
  • "Plans for Friendly's site could include new restaurant", The Eagle Tribune, July 26, 2006.
  • "Friendly's soon to be flattened", The Eagle Tribune, August 1, 2006.
  • "Town wants details on bank's request for parking waiver", The Eagle Tribune, September 14, 2006.
  • "Rocky road", The Andover Townsman, September 14, 2006.
  • "Butler Bank building will also include take-out restaurant", The Eagle Tribune, October 26, 2006.
  • "Butler Bank, tenants celebrate opening day", The Andover Townsman, May 24, 2007.
  • The Andover Townsman, September 6, 2007.
  • "A picture of charity", The Eagle Tribune, April 11, 2008.
  • "New cafe has opened", The Andover Townsman, May 1, 2008.
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--Jen 15:33, August 25, 2010 (EST)