Mosque planned for Moody Street in Waltham
Moody Street’s eclectic collection of restaurants, bars, and novelty shops is about to get a bit more vibrant. The Waltham Islamic Society has purchased the property at 313 Moody St. in Waltham and plans to open a mosque there after passing certain city zoning requirements, according to organization officials. The property formerly housed the New Landing Restaurant.
Leaders of the organization closed the sale on the building in mid-July, buying the space for about $515,000 with money raised locally over the past 10 years.
Abdul Kasozi, the society’s president, said the religious organization, which serves about 60 to 70 local families, hopes to complete renovations and officially open in the next three to four months.
"We have to go through the zoning requirements, and then we’ll go from there,” Kasozi said. "We’ll do whatever is required.” (...)