News Updates: August 2006
from the month of August 2006 are listed below.
From the rumor mill...
Written by Justin on August 27, 2006 at 10:29PM
Another temporary retailer on Rte. 9
- A little off the triangle, but
in the Nobscot neighborhood, could changes finally come to the
long-anchorless Nobscot Shopping Center? Word seems to be going around
that leases at the center are not being renewed, and much if not all of
the facility will be replaced with a Hannaford
supermarket. Of course, the plaza hosted a supermarket for many years
in the past before M&M Supermarkets pulled the plug on "Countryfare
Star" several years ago. We'll keep you updated as (or should) more
information becomes available.
Written by Justin on August 26, 2006 at 12:47AM
You grew up in the western suburbs if...
- This time it's "Boston
Costume", which appears to be located in the former Oriental Warehouse
building near Landry's and the 9/27 intersection in Natick. Not sure if
it is open yet, but according to a Craigslist
job posting, they're still looking for "HOT LOOKING HALLOWEEN SALES
PEOPLE", who will wear "AWESOME SEXY HALLOWEEN Costumes" while
assisting customers. Thanks to Michelle from ThisIsFramingham.com for
sending that along
Written by Justin on August 26, 2006 at 12:39AM
Improvements slated for Rte. 30
Written by Justin on August 26, 2006 at 12:33AM
The party is over at Sherwood...
- The MetroWest Daily News
recently reported that plans are in effect to utilize money from the
Natick Mall and Lowe's projects to upgrade Rte. 30. Signals will
be upgraded so that they can be timed by remote control, and changed
quickly when the need arises. Additionally, Lowe's is in the process of
making $230,000 of improvements to the stretch between their store and
Beacon Street. $75,000 of the $1.4 million that the town earned through
Natick Mall expansion mitigation is being used for a traffic study that
will evaluate what changes need to be made to provide a smoother ride.
- The story can be found at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=138167.
Written by Justin on August 16, 2006 at 1:48PM
A mall construction update from the MWDN
- Party City in Sherwood Plaza
East is no more and the space appears to be up for lease. Meanwhile, in
that part of the center, new facades are underway for Town Fair Tire,
Brunswick Home & Billiard, and Minado.
Written by Justin on August 16, 2006 at 1:35PM
J.C. Penney close to lease signing
- There's an update to the
ongoing construction at the Natick Mall in today's copy of the
MetroWest Daily News.
- With 409 days to go before the
mall's opening in September 2007, work on the new mall and its attached
parking areas. As Framingham/Natick Retail readers are well aware, the
mall is being constructed on a small site, so the project is growing
even more so vertically than horizontally. The price tag for the
project so far is $500 million, making it General Growth's most
expensive and largest mall expansion.
- There's more at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=138027.
I'll be adding some pictures from the article to the Natick Mall
Expansion page shortly.
Written by Justin on August 16, 2006 at 1:20PM
Halloween Outlet takes up residence in the
- For the first time, Natick Mall
officials have acknowledged that J.C. Penney will be coming to the
center in the former Macy's. While both parties are negotiating the
final terms of the lease, a "handshake" deal is currently in place.
Should all go as planned, the 210,000 sq. ft. store initially
constructed in 1994 will receive an minor interior renovation to meet
Penney's specifications, and the store will open in March 2007 at the
same time as the new adjacent Parking Garage F.
- The full MWDN story is online
Written by Justin on August 11, 2006 at 3:07PM
Cloverleaf Apartments project approved
Written by Justin on August 11, 2006 at 3:03PM
- Apologies for the delay, but
the Cloverleaf Apartments project was approved earlier in the month
(August 2, to be specific). The project will create a 10-story
apartment complex on the premises of the Cloverleaf Mall, with 98
one-bedroom units and 85 two-bedroom units.
- More information on this can be
found on the MWDN website at http://www.townonline.com/natick/opinion/view.bg?articleid=549480.
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