from the month of March 2006 are listed below.
Natick Lord & Taylor survives closings
Written by Justin on March 15, 2006 at 11:16PM
PetSmart coming to Shoppers World
- Federated has chosen to shutter
5 of the 54 remaining Lord & Taylor stores as a result of poor
performance, but the Natick outlet will remain for now. Locally, only
Lord & Taylor's Northshore Mall location will close, and one
shuttered location in Philadelphia will be converted into a Macy's.
Federated is planning to have agreements to sell both the Lord &
Taylor chain and bridal group divisions, both of which were operated by
May pre-merger, by the end of the year.
- The MWDN reports on these
closings at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=124148.
Written by Justin on March 15, 2006 at 11:24PM
Natick Mall gets new GM
- PetSmart has announced that
they will open a new store this fall at Shoppers World. The store will
open in the space that was formerly home to OfficeMax, which closed
late last year. But along with the regular store, the new PetSmart will
also include a "PetsHotel"; which acts as an upscale kennel service
with TV programming for pets, areas to receive calls from owners, and
private rooms. Locally, the store will compete with Petco and Pet World
at Sherwood Plaza, and Especially For Pets locations in Sudbury and
- Renovations for the new store
will begin in May, with a store opening expected for mid-November 2006.
The MWDN reports on the announcement at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=124219.
Written by Justin on March 15, 2006 at 11:35PM
Cloverleaf Apartments gain approval
Written by Justin on March 15, 2006 at 11:46PM
Natick Mall condos gain final approval
- The Natick Mall condos aren't
all that's being built in the Golden Triangle. Natick has finally given
approval to the "Cloverleaf Apartments" project. The 10-floor building
will consist of 183 units, 25% of which will qualify as affordable
housing. Following much argument between the two sides in the past, it
appears that the project is finally coming together. While the
Cloverleaf group had attempted to sue the town of Natick in the past
over legal fees, that suit has now been dropped.
- More information can be found
through the Natick Bulletin & Tab at http://www.townonline.com/natick/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=442471.
Written by Justin on March 15, 2006 at 11:41PM
- On March 2nd, the Natick Mall
received final approval for construction of 215 new condominiums to be
built alongside the Natick Mall expansion. While retail-wise, the
condominiums mean little, they represent the final component of the
Natick Mall's expansion project, slated to cost $600 million dollars.
They are expected to open in tandem with the new mall in late 2007.
- The MetroWest Daily News has a
story at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=123421.
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