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    1. Macy's selling closed Eastfield Mall location in Springfield

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      Macy's selling closed Eastfield Mall location in Springfield

      Macy's has put its former store in the Eastfield Mall up for sale, part of a nationwide effort by the beleaguered retailer to dump its closed or soon-to-be-closed stores. The Eastfield Mall space, once a suburban location of Springfield's beloved Steiger's Department Store, is owned by Macy's. That means it has separate ownership from the mall to which it is attached. A sales brochure posted on the real estate website LoopNet this week does not include an asking price. But the advertising piece, embedded below, does describe the store. It totals 127,000 square feet on ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   Eastfield Mall

    2. Texas-based Visionworks to open where Pizza Studio once was in Hadley

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      Texas-based Visionworks to open where Pizza Studio once was in Hadley

      GNC, the vitamin supplement shop, has left the Hampshire Mall and opened across the street to become the new neighbor of Starbucks's at Hadley Corner. An eyeglass-eyecare shop, meanwhile, will open next to the vitamin shop where Pizza Studio once was. Construction workers putting finishing touches on several businesses at Hadley Corner The San Antonio, Texas-based Visionworks will open this spring, said Natick developer Eugene Crowley.  A construction crew was working there Wednesday morning and expected to finish work next month. According to the Visionworks website - the company, formerly Eye Care Centers, has 700 retail shops in 42 states.

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    3. Grand opening: Calabrese Market & Deli brings 'The Fancy Schmancy' to West Springfield

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      Grand opening: Calabrese Market & Deli brings 'The Fancy Schmancy' to West Springfield

      That aroma you smell as you cross the North End Bridge from Springfield to West Springfield may be coming from the corner of Park and Hanover streets, where the Calabrese Market & Deli celebrated its grand opening Tuesday. As soon as you enter the well-appointed business at 54 Park St., you realize it's not a baloney-on-white-bread type of joint. The gourmet deli counter and gleaming refrigerator cases are overflowing with imported Italian meats and cheeses, Boar's head products, salads, pasta dishes, to-go entrees and more. Then, there's the sandwich menu, which features dozens of hot and cold delicacies ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Baystate Health   Springfield

    4. Site demolition and cleanup, new store planned in Springfield North End

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      Site demolition and cleanup, new store planned in Springfield North End

      A developer is planning to tear down a building on Main Street in the North End and create a new Family Dollar store there by combining it with a vacant, tax-foreclosed lot being purchased from the city. The demolition, environmental cleanup and new store is a $2.2 million investment at the site that currently includes the New North Citizens Council Recovery Support Center building at 2594 Main St. and the adjacent lot, officials said. "With the new construction on the property, we will see improvement in both appearance and the safety of the area while providing new taxes for ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    5. Balise buys Springfield office building, vacant lots from HAP Housing, adding to holdings in South End

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      Balise buys Springfield office building, vacant lots from HAP Housing, adding to holdings in South End

      Jeb Balise, CEO of West Springfield-based Balise Motor Sales, responded to questions about the purchase Monday without saying what the company plans to do with the property it has collected. "We take great pride in being a fourth-generation Springfield business. We are committed to being a part of Springfield's renaissance and our investments are to ensure that the South End of Springfield is a part of it," Balise said in a written statement. "We have no specific plans at this time other than continuing to work with the South End Citizens' Council and leadership in the city to help ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    6. Springfield officials reveal first 3 businesses to sign leases for $94 million renovated Union Station

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      Springfield officials reveal first 3 businesses to sign leases for $94 million renovated Union Station

      Dunkin' Donuts, Subway sandwiches and a Commuter Variety newsstand shop are the first three retail tenants committed to opening in Springfield's Union Station. Union Station is expected to open in April. City officials from the Springfield Redevelopment Authority, Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Union Station booster U.S. Rep. Richard E. Neal made the announcement Thursday after taking a group of veterans from the Holyoke Soldiers' Home on a tour of the recently rehabilitated station.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Amtrak   Springfield

    7. Sears sells Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker for $775 million

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      Sears sells Craftsman brand to Stanley Black & Decker for $775 million

      Stanley Black & Decker added to its portfolio Thursday by buying the venerable Craftsman brand from Sears for for $775 million. In October, Stanley Black & Decker bought Lenox American Saw along with other parts of the the Newell Brands tool division for $1.95 billion in cash. That deal also included Newell's Irwin brand. That deal included the 500,000-square-foot Lenox American Saw factory in East Longmeadow, with its 640 employees. A total of 900 people manufacture and market Lenox saw blades and tools in more than 70 countries.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    8. Sears to close Enfield Square Mall store, 3 Massachusetts locations | masslive.com

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      Sears to close Enfield Square Mall store, 3 Massachusetts locations | masslive.com

      Sears Holdings, the parent of Sears and Kmart department stores, announced this week that it will close its Sears location at Enfield Square Mall, 90 Elm St.  The company will also close three stores in Massachusetts: two Kmart locations in Fairhaven and South Attleboro and a Sears Auto Center in Swansea.  The Sears auto store in Enfield will remain open, according to Sears Holdings.

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    9. Springfield Business Improvement District announces 2nd Annual Downtown Springfield Holiday Market

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      Springfield Business Improvement District announces 2nd Annual Downtown Springfield Holiday Market

      The Springfield Business Improvement District has announced the 2nd annual Downtown Springfield Holiday Market. Springfield Business Improvement Director Chris Russell says, "Springfield has not seen a retail experience like this in over 25 years." This year you can expect to find dozens of local and regional retailers and artisans selling a wide variety of gifts for everyone's taste including Wonderland Gifts, Jackson & Connor, DiRico's Golf & Racquet, Kate Gray, Mountain to Seas Knits, Pops Biscotti and Thomas Jewelry, to name a few.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Springfield Business Improvement District

    10. CilantroMex opens 1st Massachusetts location at Holyoke Mall

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      CilantroMex opens 1st Massachusetts location at Holyoke Mall

      CilantroMex has opened its location in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside on the upper level near JC Penney, according to a news release from the Mall. It will be the first CilantroMex location in Massachusetts. The 10-location chain has seven restaurants in Rhode Island and two in New York. One location is near Albany, New York, in Crossgates Mall and in Syracuse, New York, at Destiny USA. Both those malls are also owned by Pyramid Cos. which owns Holyoke Mall.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    11. Gary Rome Hyundai commitment to Holyoke praised at grand opening

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      Gary Rome Hyundai commitment to Holyoke praised at grand opening

      Over 300 people attended the grand opening at 150 Whiting Farms Road. The dealership opened Aug. 29. The $10 million facility employs nearly 80 people on a 19-acre site that includes a car wash, state motor vehicle inspection station and Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle office to get license plates on site. The event included music and food stations and a host of local and state officials,

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      Mentions:   Holyoke   The Republican

    12. Holyoke Mall opens new stores

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      Holyoke Mall opens new stores

      Holyoke Mall at Ingleside has opened a new White Barn candle store and a remodeled Bath & Body Works, according to a news release. White Barn is the seventh new long-term store at the mall in the last six months, joining Billy Beez, Shatter & Case, Torrid, Sprint, Zales and CilantroMex. White Barn and Bath & Body Works are both open on the lower level between Forever 21 and Sears, according to the mall

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    13. Big Lots to cut ribbon on rebuilt Springfield store

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      Big Lots to cut ribbon on rebuilt Springfield store

       Big Lots will hosted a grand opening Friday  for its rehabbed store at 90 Cooley Street, Springfield in the Five Town Plaza. Big Lots District Team Leader Chris Berger presented  a donation of $2,000 to Thomas M. Balliet School during the ceremony. A non-traditional, closeout-type retailer, Big Lots has 1,448 stores in 47 states  selling food and other consumables, furniture, seasonal goods, furniture and electronics.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Minuteman Press hosts ribbon cutting on Main Street in Springfield

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      Minuteman Press hosts ribbon cutting on Main Street in Springfield

      Minuteman Press hosted a grand opening" of its Springfield location, 1365 Main St., downtown. This will be the second location for franchise owners, Michael and Lindsey Weber, who also own the Enfield location. Minuteman Press is a full-service design, print and marketing center serving the entire business community from small businesses to corporations. They produce banners, signs, marketing materials, and more.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    15. Chicopee officials break ground on new Mercedes-Benz dealership

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      Chicopee officials break ground on new Mercedes-Benz dealership

      Springfield Automotive Partners Inc. broke ground Wednesday on its plans to build a Mercedes-Benz dealership on the property of the Plantation Inn, which was previously the Schine Inn. Standing in front of the boarded-up vacant hotel, owners Rich and Amy Hesse said they are in the process of removing hazardous materials from the asbestos-filled inn and hope to proceed to demolition and then construction soon. Rich Hesse said the roughly $12 million project will create a roughly 37,000-square-foot business. It should be finished, open and operating by this time next year.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

    16. Big Y hires 1,084 — including all managers and pharmacists — as it takes over Hannaford stores

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      Big Y hires 1,084 — including all managers and pharmacists — as it takes over Hannaford stores

      Big Y Foods Inc. has hired 1,084 employees to staff the eight Hannaford locations in eastern Massachusetts it is taking over as part of a merger between two rival supermarket chains. The list of those hired includes all the managers and all of the pharmacists from the Hannaford locations, Big Y said Wednesday in a news release.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    17. Big Y completes $4.1M renovation of Cooley Street supermarket

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      Big Y completes $4.1M renovation of Cooley Street supermarket

      Big Y Foods Inc. announced Tuesday that it has completed a $4.1 million renovation of its World Class Market at 300 Cooley St. in the Sixteen Acres neighborhood. The Springfield-based chain, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year, is planning a grand reopening for Friday.  Upgraded features are similar to those at its Wilbraham location often used by the family-run company as a showplace.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    18. Balise buys $2.1 million in South End Springfield real estate, but car dealer mum about plans

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      Balise buys $2.1 million in South End Springfield real estate, but car dealer mum about plans

      Balise Motor Sales purchased $2.1 million in real estate in the South End neighborhood of Springfield over the first seven months of 2016, according to records on file at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds. The property is all adjacent to Balise Hyundai, Balise Ready Credit used cars and Balise Columbus Ave Car Wash, all on East Columbus Avenue, and to Balise Collision Repair nearby at 292 Main St.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Chicopee

    19. Jerry Rome Nissan Becomes Balise Nissan

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      Jerry Rome Nissan Becomes Balise Nissan

      Jerry Rome Nissan, located at 500 Riverdale St. in West Springfield, has officially become Balise Nissan of West Springfield. The current facility and parking area will undergo expansion in the coming months. Pending approval from the town of West Springfield, the dealership will be renovated to align more closely with Nissan’s latest dealership image.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Balise Motor Sales

    20. Former RadioShack dealer continues as BRW Electronics, looks to expand in 'makerspace' | masslive.com

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      Former RadioShack dealer continues as BRW Electronics, looks to expand in 'makerspace' | masslive.com

      BRW Electronics in the Big Y Plaza on the Mohawk Trail here has a 3-D printer whirring away in a display case toward the front of the store.  The shop prints objects for customers, said owner Ira Brezinsky, who also has a location on Putney Road in Brattleboro, Vermont.  'Makers' and the 'makerspace' being trendy catchwords for the hobbyists, do-it-yourselfers and tinkerers who always populated the BRW Electronics locations back when they were RadioShacks and Brezinsky was a RadioShack dealer.

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    21. Big Y acquiring 8 more stores, expanding further into Eastern Massachusetts

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      Big Y acquiring 8 more stores, expanding further into Eastern Massachusetts

      Big Y is expanding more into Eastern Massachusetts. The Springfield-based supermarket chain has entered into an agreement to acquire eight Hannaford stores in near Boston. The deal is part of a proposed merger of supermarket chains Ahold and Delhaize Group, the Associated Press reports.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    22. Springfield officials, shoppers join in praising completed remodeling of Boston Road Wal-Mart | masslive.com

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      Springfield officials, shoppers join in praising completed remodeling of Boston Road Wal-Mart | masslive.com

      The Boston Road Wal-Mart employs more than 300 full-time and part-time employees and has nearly 150,000 square feet of space, Zeyen said. The improvements included retiling the entire store, new fixtures, 'a better shopping experience, less line, less wait,' he said.  'So we are looking at a brand new store for our customers to serve them, so they can save money and live better,' Zeyen said.
      The customer service desk was separated from the financial services desk. In addition, as requested by customers, Wal-Mart expanded its Hispanic food and products section, he said.

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    23. Convenience store out, print shop in as MGM Springfield begins to influence Main Street business landscape

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      Convenience store out, print shop in as MGM Springfield begins to influence Main Street business landscape

      A print shop is replacing a convenience store in downtown Springfield, as the upcoming opening of the MGM Springfield casino begins to reshape Main Street's business landscape. Civic Center Convenience at 1365 Main Street closed Tuesday after the building's owner did not renew its lease. In its place, Enfield-based printing company Minuteman Press plans to open a second location on August 1. The expansion is designed to capitalize on the fall 2018 opening of the downtown casino, which co-owner Michael Weber thinks will boost Minuteman Press' corporate-driven business.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    24. Mercedes-Benz dealership in Chicopee moving ahead with Planning Board approvals | masslive.com

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      Mercedes-Benz dealership in Chicopee moving ahead with Planning Board approvals | masslive.com

      Peter Wirth, managing partner of Springfield Automotive Partners Inc., plans to tear down the vacant Plantation Inn and build an $11.8 million, about 35,000 square foot Mercedes-Benz dealership on that property on Burnett Road. Wirth also owns a dealership in New York.  While he initially hoped to close on the sale at the end of February and begin construction in early spring, the complicated nature of the property has delayed both, said John Henry, a civil engineer for BETA Group, Inc. of Springfield which is working on the project.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Chicopee

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