1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. Collective Copies to create bookstore within its Amherst retail space

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      Collective Copies to create bookstore within its Amherst retail space

      The bookshop will have its grand opening on May 1 at 11 a.m., the 31st anniversary of Collective Copies. Strimer will discuss the first five years of Levellers Press, followed by Levellers' authors reading from their work. There will be a 4 p.m. public reception for all Levellers Press and Off the Common Books authors to which the public is invited. Since publishing "Slavery in the Connecticut Valley of Massachusetts," by Robert H. Romer, in 2009, Levellers Press of Amherst has produced nearly 50 titles.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    2. Owners of Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums meeting today in Hadley to discuss selling shops to Archipelago Investments

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      Owners of Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums meeting today in Hadley to discuss selling shops to Archipelago Investments

      HADLEY — Owners of the Amherst Carriage Shops condominiums are meeting today at the Holiday Inn here to consider a letter of intent from Archipelago Investments to purchase the complex. To sell, at lease 75 percent of the unit owners...

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    3. Market-driven Move | BusinessWest

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      Market-driven Move | BusinessWest

      Urbschat said marketing and advertising budgets are among the first things to be cut during a downturn like the recent recession, and they’re also some of the last things to be restored. But she’s seeing definite signs of progress.  “That’s the natural order of economic downturns and recovery, and I feel we’re in recovery,” said Urbschat, who speaks from the experience gained from living through several recessions. “That’s the beauty of being a small business — we’re lean; we can make adjustments as needed and respond. We took appropriate measures, and now we’re off ...

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    4. Yankee Candle announces layoffs at South Deerfield headquarters

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      Yankee Candle announces layoffs at South Deerfield headquarters

      Yankee Candle Co. laid off some salaried workers at its corporate offices here Thursday as part of a restructuring.  Harlen M. Kent, Yankee Candle’s president and CEO, wouldn't reveal numbers Thursday. But he said the layoffs amount to less than 2 percent, or fewer than 30 people, of the 1,500 who work for Yankee Candle locally either in retail or manufacturing or in the corporate headquarters. The eliminated employees are in marketing, engineering and operations and product development, Kent said.  'Where possible we have redirected folks into new positions,' Kent said. Yankee Candle Co. is Franklin County ...

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      Mentions:   The Republican   Yankee Candle Co.   Yankee Candle, Inc.

    5. Hungry Ghost Bread in Northampton nominated again for James Beard Foundation Award

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      Hungry Ghost Bread in Northampton nominated again for James Beard Foundation Award

      The James Beard Foundation has tapped Hungry Ghost Bread in Northampton again as a semifinalist for its 2014 Restaurant and Chef Awards.  This is the fourth straight year that owners Cheryl Maffei and Jonathan Stevens have been nominated in the Outstanding Pastry Chef category. This year, they're up against nationally-known names like Dominique Ansel (inventor of the cronut) and Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    6. Chick-Fil-A opens first Mass. free-standing store

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      Chick-Fil-A opens first Mass. free-standing store

      Chick-Fil-A opened its first freestanding Massachusetts location in Chicopee today, a project managed by Jones Lang LaSalle's Project and Development Services group. Jones Lang LaSalle is working with Chick-Fil-A on a New England expansion that includes the permitting of 12 restaurants, with four more starting construction this spring. The expansion will bring additional Chick-Fil-A locations to Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Maine.

       
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      Mentions:   Chicopee

    7. Auto dealerships retool operations to create a better buying experience

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      Auto dealerships retool operations to create a better buying experience

      An auto dealer needs to move a lot of metal to make back a $13 million investment in two new dealership buildings, but Thomas M. Cosenzi and Carla J. Cosenzi, brother-and-sister owners of the Tommy Car Auto Group knows that new facilities are what it takes in today's competitive auto market.  Especially if those dealerships are next to other dealerships on Northampton's King Street, an area emerging as an auto mile with new Lia dealerships, the switch of Burke from GMC trucks to the more varied Chevrolet and the relocation a year ago of Ford of Northampton to ...

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Greenfield   Balise Motor Sales

    8. F.L. Roberts to complete car wash in Springfield's South End by end of December

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      F.L. Roberts to complete car wash in Springfield's South End by end of December

      Local chain F.L. Roberts hopes to open a new Golden Nozzle Car was location on East Columbus Avenue in the city 's South End by the end of December. Steven M. Roberts, chief executive officer and president of F.L. Roberts, said the company might close a nearby car wash when the new one opens, but the decision is not final. FL Roberts already has a nearby Mobil gas station.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield   Steven M. Roberts

    9. Lumber Liquidators opens location in Wilbraham

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      Lumber Liquidators opens location in Wilbraham

      With the opening of its newest store on 2148 Boston Road, Lumber Liquidators has brought its low-cost, no-middleman flooring approach to Wilbraham, according to a news release.  The store has three employees.

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    10. Holyoke sets public hearing on zone change for site formerly proposed for a Big Y

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      Holyoke sets public hearing on zone change for site formerly proposed for a Big Y

      A public hearing will be held Tuesday on a proposed zone change for property at Lower Westfield Road and Homestead Avenue formerly occupied by the Atlas Copco factory and once targeted for a possible Big Y supermarket.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    11. Classic Burger plans to open at former Friendly's location on Westfield Street in West Springfield

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      Classic Burger plans to open at former Friendly's location on Westfield Street in West Springfield

      The color, says prospective restaurateur Barry Parker, is '57 Chevy Blue. That's the hue he chose for the exterior of his new restaurant, Classic Burger, set to open in early March in a former Friendly's location at 1261 Westfield Street in West Springfield. It's part of a classic car theme Parker is working on, a theme that will include booths made from chassis of actual classic cars, a seating bench made from a '56 Buick and one made from an old Pepsi ice-chest-style vending machine.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    12. Season of Hope | BusinessWest

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      Season of Hope | BusinessWest

      Rudi Scherff, manager of the Student Prince, a landmark eatery in downtown Springfield that just celebrated 78 years in business, is used to the ups and downs of the hospitality business. Scherff, who undoubtedly has one of the strongest and most affluent regular clienteles in the Pioneer Valley, said he’s getting the sense that, while there is apprehension and concern, people are a bit happier with at least the regional economic situation than they were a year ago.  Scherff told BusinessWest that the holidays are “huge” for his restaurant, which does a solid 20% of the year’s business ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square

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      Downtown Springfield merchants, local leaders praise plans for UMass satellite campus at Tower Square

      “It’s a big day for Springfield,” said Kevin Kennedy, the city’s chief development officer. “It’s very important to the revitalization, the vitality of downtown, to bring college-aged students down here. It will do a world of good for the downtown. We’re very excited.

      “Springfield is on the way back and this is really a big step,” Kennedy said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Springfield

    14. Pafumi Motors in Springfield's Indian Orchard section moves as Family Dollar adds locations

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      Pafumi Motors in Springfield's Indian Orchard section moves as Family Dollar adds locations

      Pafumi Motors in the Indian Orchard section of Springfield is moving three doors down and across Main Street to make way as discount-retailer Family Dollar continues its local expansion. Pafumi Motors has temporary quarters nearby at Nick's Auto Body at 390 Main St. Construction has already begun on the department store, which could open as early as June.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Living Local offers 'It's in the Bag' promotion to support Western Massachusetts businesses | masslive.com

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      Living Local offers 'It's in the Bag' promotion to support Western Massachusetts businesses | masslive.com

      Living Local, a Western Massachusetts-based group of independently owned businesses, is gearing up for the holidays with a promotion for customers.  The businesses, now totaling more than 50, are participating in “It’s in the Bag!” on Nov. 16, offering customers new and old an opportunity to take advantage of special offers, events or discounts.  For $5, customers can purchase the brightly colored, reusable shopping bag with the Living Local logo. Inside the bag will be information and promotional materials from all participating businesses, such as discounts on products and services.

      Examples of promotions include 20 percent off any toy ...

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    16. Cinda Jones hopes to lure satellite Atkins Farms market to new building in North Amherst

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      Cinda Jones hopes to lure satellite Atkins Farms market to new building in North Amherst

      The owner of Atkins Farms Country Market is again considering opening a second shop in North Amherst in a new building owned by WD Cowls. Two years ago, Atkins Farms officials were considering opening a second market in the former Cowls sawmill building in North Amherst but decided against it because they were in involved in a number of projects at their South Amherst store.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    17. Big Y completes $1.4 million in renovations to North Adams, Adams stores

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      Big Y completes $1.4 million in renovations to North Adams, Adams stores

      Big Y Foods Inc. has completed renovations at its two stores in northern Berkshire County. Big Y recently invested more than $1.4 million in its stores at 45 Veterans Memorial Ave. in North Adams and at 1 Myrtle St. in Adams. Both stores have been serving their communities as Big Y's since 1984.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    18. Former Union Station restaurant in Northampton to be home to new sports bar

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      Former Union Station restaurant in Northampton to be home to new sports bar

      Jeremiah Micka, who bought the one-time train station from Matthew Pitoniak with partners David Fortier and John Rhoades, said the Platform Sports Bar should be open for business by mid-January or early February. The bar, which will be located on the north side of the building, was once an open platform, Micka said, thus the name. The rest of the building will be turned into a 200-seat banquet hall. That part of the project will not be completed until early summer, Micka said.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    19. Luxe Burger Bar opening in Springfield in December, promises transformation of old Visitors Information Center on riverfront

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      Luxe Burger Bar opening in Springfield in December, promises transformation of old Visitors Information Center on riverfront

      The former Visitors Information Center at 1200 Hall of Fame Ave. was built to grab people's attention; it was not built for serving food. But by the time Luxe Burger Bar opens in early December it will do both, said restaurateur John Elkhay. Elkhay and Tom Cox of Chicopee-based Gardner Construction Industrial Services described last week how the building's tower, visible from Interstate 91, will soon be home to a suspended lighted sculpture with a 30-foot-long fabric wave. The fabric, besides being eye-catching, will serve as a noise baffle to dampen echoes in the glassed-in space where a ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee   Basketball Hall of Fame

    20. Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax in Massachusetts, but will it matter to consumers?

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      Amazon.com to start collecting sales tax in Massachusetts, but will it matter to consumers?

      Amazon and the state struck the bargain to start collecting tax here about a year ago after the company established a physical presence here in the state with research offices in Cambridge and bought robotics company Kiva System in Woburn for $775 million. Amazon recently advertised for 50 new employees and has promised to create hundreds of new jobs in the state in the next few years.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Western New England University   Springfield

    21. Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

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      Big Y Education Express keeps chugging to deliver Western Massachusetts school supplies

      “Big Y has long been dedicated to the education of the children in the communities we serve,” said Michele D’Amour, education partnership administrator. “The Education Express Program enables us to harness the power of our community and our shoppers to provide our local schools with the tools necessary to help educate tomorrow’s leaders.”

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    22. Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

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      Mason Square supermarket in Springfield, other projects might gain from Working Cities Challenge

      A program run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston called Working Cities Challenge could provide much as $700,000 in grant money on the table to help Springfield develop a full-line supermarket and bring fresh produce to the "food desert" neighborhoods surrounding Mason Square.

      "We are also hoping to do some workforce development if we get the Working Cities grant," said A. John “Jay” Minkarah, president and CEO of DevelopSpringfield, a public-private group  focused on economic development in the city.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Big Y Foods   MassMutual

    23. Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

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      Mama Iguana's restaurant owner Claudio Guerra: Right concept would have worked at his Springfield location | masslive.com

      Mama Iguana's owner Claudio Guerra said Monday the concept behind his Springfield restaurant, and his execution of that concept, led to the restaurant's demise, not a general reluctance to dine out in the city.  'I'm the first to admit that I goofed,' Guerra, who rented the site from developer Peter Pappas, said. 'But I know that the right concept, executed well, would succeed there. It's a great location.'

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Basketball Hall of Fame

    24. Making a Scene | BusinessWest

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      Making a Scene | BusinessWest

      Recognizing the economic-development potential of the arts, in 2011 Easthampton designated ECA a city committee. Today, it’s funded through the municipal budget, state grants, and private donations, and Maxey works out of the remodeled former town hall, along with a few other creative businesses.  Jean-Pierre Pache was the first tenant in the remodeled building, moving Eastmont Custom Framing — a business he started in 2001 — as well as a small art studio, to the historic property. As one of the more than 240 artists active with ECA, he said he has seen the town’s creative community boost more than ...

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      Mentions:   Easthampton

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