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Shifting balance on Route 9 in battle for shoppers

Shake Shack’s recent opening on Route 9 has the Chestnut Hill retail scene buzzing again, while drawing nervous glances from the region’s shopping capital on the Natick-Framingham line.

With a Wegmans supermarket soon to follow at Chestnut Hill Square, some retail specialists predict tougher competition for the titans of the Golden Mile — the Natick Mall and Shoppers World — especially for coveted upscale shoppers.

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