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    1. Springfield Macarons opens in Eastfield Mall, and the French cookies are selling like hotcakes

      Springfield Macarons opens in Eastfield Mall, and the French cookies are selling like hotcakes

      Jennifer Cruz, of Springfield, says she was always the woman who brought the baked treats in to her office. Now, baking is her business, and business is so good she has opened the Springfield Macarons store in the Eastfield Mall after about a year of selling the French meringue cookies at farmers markets in and around Springfield. Why macarons? "I was looking for that one thing that you can't find in Springfield," she said of the pastel-colored treats available in a variety of flavors. "You can't find them for miles. These things don't stop selling. So it ...

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    2. Big Y plans to open $5 million Derby, Conn., store in 2019

      Big Y plans to open $5 million Derby, Conn., store in 2019

      Big Y Foods Inc. plans to open a 60,000-square-foot supermarket in Derby, Connecticut, sometime in 2019, according to a news release issued Thursday. The new store, the Springfield-based chain's eighth in New Haven County, represents a $5 million investment and will be part of a 177,000-square-foot shopping center being redeveloped at 656 New Haven Ave. The new location is 60 miles from Springfield, a 90-minute drive. The new Big Y means 150 full- and part-time jobs, according to a news release.

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    3. Seen@ Mercedes-Benz of Springfield's grand opening reception

      Seen@ Mercedes-Benz of Springfield's grand opening reception

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has only been open since October and already its service department is busy enough to schedule appointments out into the following week. "I think we are pleasantly surprised in the level of demand in sales and service," said Michelle Wirth, one of the dealership's owners. "We are definitely outperforming our expectations which is a pleasant surprise."

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    4. 2017 Downtown Springfield Holiday Market features local goods, unique creations (photos,...

      2017 Downtown Springfield Holiday Market features local goods, unique creations (photos,...

      The ribbon has been cut, the merchandise is stocked, and the 2017 Downtown Springfield Holiday Market is open for business. Located in The Shops at Marketplace, 1341 Main Street, the Holiday Market features gift ideas from more than 50 vendors. This is the third year for the event and there will be some new, fun things aimed at drawing shoppers downtown.

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    5. Cinemark movie theaters coming to Holyoke Mall

      Cinemark movie theaters coming to Holyoke Mall

      Cinemark plans to open a theater complex in Holyoke in 2018, said Bryan Jeffries, vice president of marketing and promotions for Cinemark. Cinemark is already listed as a "coming soon" on the website maintained for the Holyoke Mall by the Pyramid Companies, the mall's owner. Other "coming soon" tenants include the women's clothing store Loft and Sumo Japanese restaurant, which is expected to open before the end of 2017 on the lower level of the mall. Damian J. Cote, Holyoke building commissioner, said that mall management has come in with a preliminary drawing of the new theater. But ...

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    6. Bon-Ton CEO says chain will shut 40 locations in 2018

      Bon-Ton CEO says chain will shut 40 locations in 2018

      Beleaguered retailer Bon-Ton Stores Inc. will close at least 40 of its 260 stores in 2018, company president and CEO William Tracy said this week in a press release announcing the most recent financial returns. The chain's net loss for its most recent quarter was $44.9 million, and comparable store sales decreased 6.6 percent vs. the same quarter last year.  Bon-Ton's only Massachusetts location is in the Westfield Shops on Route 20.

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    7. Pride plans 'super' store at old River Inn site in Springfield

      Pride plans 'super' store at old River Inn site in Springfield

      Pride Stores plans to build two new Springfield "Super Pride" outlets in the coming year, including one on the site of the old River Inn at State and Thompson Streets in the city's McKnight neighborhood. The other would replace an existing Pride store at the corner of Breckwood Boulevard and Wilbraham Road near Western New England University, said Pride Stores CEO Robert Bolduc.

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    8. Union Station getting busy with fast food, rental car service and more open for business (photos)

      Union Station getting busy with fast food, rental car service and more open for business (photos)

      Dietz & Co. Architects is doing business in 8,000 square feet of office space on an upper floor of Union Station. And downstairs, Sixt Rental Car, a Subway sandwich shop, Dunkin' Donuts, Commuter Variety newsstand, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound, the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority and a few retail kiosks fill up some of the a available retail space. There is more space available and the Springfield Redevelopment Authority is showing the property to prospective tenants. Peter Picknelly of Peter Pan Bus Lines said he's working on deals to bring both the company's offices and a branch of ...

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    9. Sears to close Berkshire Mall location in January; Holyoke, Eastfield Mall stores spared

      Sears to close Berkshire Mall location in January; Holyoke, Eastfield Mall stores spared

      For now, Sears stores in the Eastfield and Holyoke malls and Kmarts in Holyoke and Palmer are spared from closing, according to a list published by parent company Sears Holdings on Thursday.  But Sears does plan to shut down the Sears store in the Berkshire Mall, located a few miles north of Pittsfield in Lanesborough, by the end of January 2018. The Sears outlet in Holyoke will also remain. An independently owned Sears Hometown store on Route 9 in Hadley is for sale.

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    10. Mercedes-Benz of Springfield selling a car each day since opening

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield selling a car each day since opening

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has sold a car virtually every day since it started doing business two and a half weeks ago, said Peter Wirth, the dealership's managing partner. What's more, the dealership's service department has had 10 to 15 customers bring cars in every day, a sign that there is pent up demand a ready customer base for Mercedes-Benz in the Pioneer Valley despite there not having been a dealership here for more than a decade.

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    11. Eastfield Mall owners buy old Macy's store in move paving the way for redevelopment on Boston Road

      Eastfield Mall owners buy old Macy's store in move paving the way for redevelopment on Boston Road

      Mountain Development, the New Jersey-based owners of Springfield's Eastfield Mall, bought the former Macy's store there earlier this month for $1 million. The move, anticipated last spring when the beleaguered retailer put the 127,000-square-foot building on the market, is one more step toward redeveloping the site and "de-malling" it into a mixed use complex. The transaction became public in papers filed at the Hampden Registry of Deeds.

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    12. Marcotte Ford begins building $8M dealership facility (photos)

      Marcotte Ford begins building $8M dealership facility (photos)

      The new Marcotte Ford building taking shape at 1025 Main St. will reflect the latest in Ford Motor Co. design and branding. But it will be filled with a lot of the familiar faces customers know from Marcotte's 55 years in business in the Paper City. "We have a lot of immediate family who work here," said Suzanne Keller, a granddaughter of dealership founder, Al Marcotte. "But all the people who work here are family. People come here to work and we don't want them to leave."

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    13. Mercedes-Benz of Springfield opens next month in Chicopee

      Mercedes-Benz of Springfield opens next month in Chicopee

      As Michelle Wirth tells it, she and her husband fell in love with Mercedes-Benz -- and then fell in love with each other. She started working for Mercedes Benz 15 years ago as a mechanical engineer. Her husband, Peter Wirth, is from a town near Stuttgart, Germany, where Mercedes-Benz has its headquarters. He was working there when they met. Now the couple, along with business partner Rich Hesse, are just weeks away from opening a dealership -- Mercedes Benz of Springfield -- at 295 Burnett Road in Chicopee.

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    14. Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield

      Frontera Grill Mexican restaurant coming to former Ruby Tuesday on Boston Road in Springfield

      Mexican restaurant chain Frontera Grill is coming to the former Ruby Tuesday location at 1411 Boston Road in Springfield. The new eatery should be ready in January or so, according to Frontera. The location has been vacant since Ruby Tuesday closed in August 2016 as part of a nationwide corporate downsizing that also claimed the Ruby Tuesday at the Enfield Square mall in Connecticut. Ruby Tuesday locations remain in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside and in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Landlords Basser-Kaufman in Woodmere, New York, confirmed that Frontera is coming to the location. Basser-Kaufman had been marketing the location, but ...

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    15. Women's clothing store coming to downtown Springfield; lured by MGM Springfield development

      Women's clothing store coming to downtown Springfield; lured by MGM Springfield development

      Charlene Naylor plans to open a new location of her Charlene's Boutique clothing store in downtown Springfield somewhere around Oct.  1. Naylor, who has a location on Boston Road and recently closed a shop in the Holyoke Mall, said she was drawn to her new location, 1394 Main St., by the promise of MGM Springfield. The $950 million casino and resort complex opens in Springfield's South End in 2018. Naylor described her merchandise as dressy and stylish.

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    16. Fairfield Inn & Suites to Hold Ribbon Cutting in Holyoke Sept. 21

      The 95-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Holyoke, which opened its doors on Aug. 9, is scheduled to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m. The hotel is located at 229 Whiting Farms Road, at Ingleside Square, and will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned and managed by Shield Hotels of Northampton. Ingleside Square is a ground-up redevelopment featuring such restaurants as Applebee’s, Chipotle, and McDonald’s, as well as retail stores. Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce executives and local legislators are expected to attend, and the public is invited.

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    17. New $45 million Chicopee hotel, gas station complex planned for Burnett Road

      New $45 million Chicopee hotel, gas station complex planned for Burnett Road

      The owner of a now-demolished budget rate hotel is planning to construct a new $45 million development in its place. The proposal calls for a 98-room hotel, sit-down restaurant, fast food restaurant, coffee shop and gas station with a convenience store to be constructed on about eight acres of land off Burnett Road near the entrance of the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 291, said Frank Quigley, construction manager for the project.

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    18. Construction begins on Hadley Pride store, gas station at Aqua Vitae site

      Construction begins on Hadley Pride store, gas station at Aqua Vitae site

      Construction began Monday on a Pride gas station and food mart at the former site of the Aqua Vitae restaurant, nearly a decade after the landmark restaurant closed. Pride owner Robert Bolduc said he expects to open the business in about six months. He expects to employ about 30 workers, he said. Plans have shown show a 7,400-square-foot gas station and store on a two-acre portion of the 5.3-acre site. The 7,400-square foot store will include a deli, bakery, a Subway sandwich shop and baristas dispensing coffee, Bolduc said, and will feature a drive-through window. Beer and ...

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    19. Mercedes-Benz Set to Make Its Return to Western Mass.

      Mercedes-Benz Set to Make Its Return to Western Mass.

      Michelle Wirth started her career with Mercedes-Benz as a mechanical engineer. Early on, after only a few visits to Stuttgart, Germany, where the cars are designed and manufactured, she learned that the company doesn’t build to industry standards — it creates an environment where engineers can design to their own, higher standards. These are lessons she and her husband, Peter, apply to their life and how they do business, especially with their new venture, Mercedes-Benz of Springfield, set to open next month.

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    20. Dress for Success sale aims to help woman in need

      Dress for Success sale aims to help woman in need

      Dress for Success of western Massachusetts is on a mission. The organization empowers disadvantaged women, helping them thrive in the work place and in life. Starting today, women-in-need throughout western Massachusetts are invited to shop ’till they drop, at the “Dress for Success” tag sale. For $25, women are invited to fill a shopping bag with brand name work clothes, shoes and accessories of their choice. Margret Tantillo told 22News, “We’re expecting probably about 200 women to come in and shop this weekend. Not only do women get fabulous fabulous clothing at a good deal, but they also support ...

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    21. Monarch Place Starbucks: Cornerstone Cafe to stay, get new coffee brand

      Monarch Place Starbucks: Cornerstone Cafe to stay, get new coffee brand

      The Cornerstone Cafe -- the locally owned  coffee, soup and sandwich shop in Monarch Place -- will continue operating once a new Starbucks sets up shop in the downtown office tower. Paul Picknelly, building owner and president of Monarch Enterprises said in an email Tuesday that Conerstone will stay, but that the cafe is searching for a new high-quality coffee brand to serve. Cornerstone now sells Starbucks Coffee.

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    22. Starbucks to open downtown Springfield store at Monarch Place

      Starbucks to open downtown Springfield store at Monarch Place

      Starbucks is opening a storefront in Monarch Place, the 25-story commercial building on Main Street connected to the 325-room Sheraton hotel. The Springfield Business Improvement District confirmed Monday that Starbucks would be Monarch Place's newest tenant, after teasing the coffee chain's arrival in a Facebook post on Friday.

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