from the month of April 2007 are listed below.
Sel de la Terre confirms plans to open at
Written by Justin on April 19, 2007 at 4:35PM
Sales of luxury Nouvelle condos slow for
now, could a sign help?
- Sel de la Terre was one of the
first restaurants announced to be a part of the Natick Collection's
expansion, which will open in September. Now, the restaurant has
provided further details about the new location, which will be found
between Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
execute Sel de la Terre’s rustic French Provencal menu in Natick, the
restaurant's owners have brought Chef Daniel Bojorquez on board.
over six years experience in the kitchen at L’Espalier and Sel de la
Terre, extensive French culinary training, and time spent cooking under
chefs Charlie Trotter and Rick Tramonto, Bojorquez brings an incredible
working knowledge of the product to his new position. Bojorquez will
create inspired contemporary dishes in Sel de la Terre’s traditional
style creating a menu which is both familiar and innovative.
- The new location will allow
devoted diners to experience Sel de la Terre’s signature Provencal
style without having to travel in to Boston. The restaurant’s warm and
inviting décor, along with its seasonal and locally grown
Provencal-inspired cuisine, beckons diners to come and enjoy an
innovative meal without pretense. Sel de la Terre Natick will also
feature the restaurant’s signature boulangerie, the perfect spot for
shoppers to enjoy fresh-brewed coffee, French pastries or pick up Sel
de la Terre’s award-winning fresh breads and charcuterie.
- More details will be added soon
to the From Wonder Bread to the
Collection 2007 Expansion page.
Written by Justin on April 19, 2007 at 4:24PM
More high-rise residential living en route
- With 14 months before the
grand opening of the Nouvelle residential project at the Natick
Collection's expansion, the MetroWest Daily News reports that only 10
percent of the condos have been sold. To let people know that it is
there, Claude Hoopes, who is in charge of sales for Nouvelle, is trying
to get approval to hang a massive sign from the building that would be
visible from the Massachusetts Turnpike's Exit 13 tollbooths, listing
the telephone number of his office and the word "condomininums".
- One local real estate broker
quoted in the article states that the slow sales are likely because the
project creates relately niche condos that are relatively unheardof in
MetroWest and are seen only closer to Boston.
- More on the condo situation at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1330246110.
Nouvelle also has a website at http://www.nouvelleatnatick.com.
Written by Justin on April 19, 2007 at 4:04PM
New Middlesex Savings Bank location to open
on Route 9
- With a need for the
construction of more affordable housing to meet Natick's 40B
requirement, the town is evaluating a proposal to construct two
11-story towers on Chrysler Road, near the under-construction Nouvelle
project at the Natick Collection. The project, which is being proposed
by J.W. Katzen Co., the same group behind the under construction
Cloverleaf apartment tower that will be completed in June 2008, will
create 404 apartment units, with 202 in each building.
- The MWDN has more on this
interesting proposal at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/homepage/x1843544407.
Written by Justin on April 19, 2007 at 3:48PM
Natick Collection announces new name,
Natick Transfer Station
- A tidbit of news from Route 9
west of the Golden Triangle: Middlesex Savings Bank is taking over the
former Walk-in Medical Clinic on the eastbound side of Route 9, near
Whole Foods Market. The clinic closed in January 2006 with the head
doctor's retirement. Substantial renovation to the building,
constructed in 1971 as "Gino's Restaurant", is well underway.
Written by Nitsuj on April 1, 2007 at 12:43PM
- Natick Collection is no more.
The mall, previously known as the Natick Mall, Natick, and the Natick
Mall, has announced that the name will change again, to Natick Transfer
Station. In an interview with the Boston Globe, an unnamed mall
officials commented that, "In recent weeks, many people have thought
that the name "Collection" sounded like a municipal landfill. So we
thought, why not go all the way?"
- In addition, the Transfer
Station also named several tenants that will be housed in the Station's
new down-scale expansion. They include 99
Cents Only, Burger King,
and Sears Outlet. In
addition, the space that has been speculated to hold P.F. Chang's China Bistro will
instead house a relocated Bickford's
- More at http://www.boston.com/business/ticker/2007/04/natick_transfer_station_to_replace_collection_name.html. And happy April Fools' Day
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