News Updates: October 2005
from the month of October 2005 are listed below.
Natick Mall Expansion and Condo Updates
Written by Justin on October 12, 2005 at 10:56PM
Cloverleaf Apartments to go to court
- There have been a few
announcements lately regarding the Natick Mall's expansion process.
- Firstly, a few weeks ago, a
beam that was to become part of the future Natick Mall Expansion got a
bit out of control. The windy conditions of mid-September led to a beam
swinging around and eventually hitting a car on Speen Street. OSHA is
looking into the incident in order to find out who is to blame.
- In addition to "The Maxx" (see
below), another new store is coming to the Natick Mall. White
House/Black Market, which has already been announced, will open on
- Finally, after much debate, the
issue over the Natick Mall Expansion's condos is going to Natick's Town
Meeting. The Natick Board of Selectmen last night passed an article
that the mall will offer to pay $11.5 million dollars to the town in
exchange for approving plans for the mall's condominiums, proposed as
Phase II of the mall expansion elsewhere. The wording of the MWDN
article are a bit confusing regarding the issue of Affordable Housing
under 40B, but I'm certain that the facts will be made clearer
elsewhere as time goes on. The link to the MetroWest Daily News story
Written by Justin on October 12, 2005 at 10:52PM
TJX is taking it to "The Maxx"
- The long awaited fight over the
apartment complex slated for the Cloverleaf Mall parking lot is going
to court. The developer is suing the Town of Natick for the legal fees
for the apartment complex. It is estimated by the developers that once
the case is settled, the total legal fees will come out to $2.6 million
dollars. The MWDN tells all at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=110730.
Written by Justin on October 12, 2005 at 10:44PM
Dick's Sporting Goods to open October 16
- A new store being added to the
Natick Mall will be an interesting prototype proposed by a local
corporation. Framingham-based TJX has launched a mall spinoff
to the T.J. Maxx and Marshall's chains, to be known as "The Maxx". Two
"Maxx" stores opened on October 1st, one in Braintree at South Shore
Plaza and the other at the Natick Mall. The Maxx is intended to focus
on women's accessories and shoes, both of which sell well at standard
T.J. Maxx/Marshall's locations, and items will be priced similarly to
these locations. The Boston Herald has a story online at http://business.bostonherald.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=104350.
Written by Justin on October 12, 2005 at 10:40PM
- Dick's Sporting Goods will be
opening on October 16th inside of the new store at Sherwood Plaza in
Natick. They've been running a series of television advertisements
promoting the opening of the Natick store, along with a few other
Dick's locations in Massachusetts. Unfortunately, I cannot recall where
these stores are located.
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