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News Updates: October 2007

All updates from the month of October 2007 are listed below.

The Cheesecake Factory, first phase of Promenade now open
Written by Justin on October 26, 2007 at 5:04PM
  • The Cheesecake Factory opened, as expected, at 5:00pm on October 18. It didn't take long for people to notice that it was open for business; a visit there on Monday night, a night that most restaurants are rather quiet and only three days after opening, found many people waiting 30 minutes for tables.
  • The opening of The Cheesecake Factory marks the opening of the first phase of "The Promenade at Natick Collection", which will be followed in the next year by Crate and Barrel and other yet-unnamed tenants. The branding "The Promenade at Natick Collection" is extremely close to the "Natick Promenade", the official name of the development built on the site of Loews Theaters; however, the latter does not actively market itself under that name.
  • A press release regarding the opening of The Cheesecake Factory is available on the "From Wonder Bread to the Natick Collection 2007 Expansion" page.
CompUSA building to house body exhibit
Written by Justin on October 26, 2007 at 4:20PM
Unfair fines at the Natick Board of Selectmen?
Written by Justin on October 3, 2007 at 9:14PM
  • New Natick Collection vender Melt Gelato and Crepe Cafe is calling foul play after another eatery at the mall was not fined for similar violations.
  • After Melt was fined $100 per day for 10 days and a total of $1100 after failing to operate with a common victualer's license, Salad Creations was granted the same license on Monday without a penalty despite being in operation since September 12.
  • Melt co-owner Brendan Barwin is planning to file a letter to request the return of his $1100, but board Chairwoman Carol Gloff insisted that while Melt had been warned twice to file, Salad Creations had never before been approached to file. Barwin stated that all previous relations with the board were with a former partner in the project who backed out shortly before opening. To resolve future issues, the board confronted the manager of Moonstruck Chocolate Cafe as to how long that restaurant had been operating without a license, only for the board to learn that the restaurant was yet to open.
  • More information on the fines are online at the MWDN website at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/homepage/x797400008.
A collection of news from the last month
Written by Justin on October 3, 2007 at 5:35PM

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