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    1. Holyoke Mall getting Round1 Bowling & Amusement

      Holyoke Mall getting Round1 Bowling & Amusement

      Round1 Bowling & Amusement will open early next year at Holyoke Mall, management said Thursday. It'll be the second Massachusetts location for Round1, following one in Taunton at  Silver City Galleria. A Saugus location was planned but not built, according to published reports. Holyoke's Round1 will be on the lower level above Cafe Square in 51,642 square feet. It will also be accessible from stairs on the upper level near Billy Beez.

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    2. Springfield's Eastfield Mall looks to future as an 'internet resistant' community-within-a-community

      Springfield's Eastfield Mall looks to future as an 'internet resistant' community-within-a-community

       Mountain Development Corp., owner of the Eastfield Mall, wants Eastfield Commons, the $200 million, open-air, mixed use development it plans for the site, to be unique, convenient and trendy. But Mountain needs it to be, in the words of Chuck Breidenbach, managing director for MDC Retail Properties Group, "internet resistant." "It's a problem everybody in brick-and-mortar retail is facing," Breidenbach said in a phone interview with The Republican on Tuesday. "We have a vision to make this into a large mixed-use site. We feel it is the best use for the location.

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    3. City working with property owner to bring business to Westfield Shops, continues marketing campaign

      City working with property owner to bring business to Westfield Shops, continues marketing campaign

      Resident Brian Hoose told City Councilors last week that the city needs to "get creative" and attract more visitors to Westfield. City Advancement Officer Joe Mitchell said the GoWestfield marketing campaign, launched at the start of the summer, aims to do just that. "The campaign is geared toward attracting businesses and people to the city," said Mitchell. "It has an 80 percent regional and 20 percent local focus." The campaign includes a website, brochures and more. Mitchell said the team that created and launched the campaign continues to meet and further GoWestfield.

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    4. Owners of Eastfield Mall in Springfield hire brokers to pursue redevelopment

      Owners of Eastfield Mall in Springfield hire brokers to pursue redevelopment

      Cushman and Wakefield said in a news release that the 87-acre Eastfield Mall site is ideal for redevelopment into a mixed-use with retail, housing and offices in a "main street" setting. The result would most likely look like trendy "lifestyle" centers where buildings are arranged on streets in an open-air plaza instead of an enclosed mall. That process, which can leave existing structures like the movie theater standing, is called de-malling.

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    5. Pride starts construction of 2 Springfield stores

      Pride starts construction of 2 Springfield stores

      Pride Stores has begun the work of installing underground tanks and improving drainage at 700 State St. with plans to build a 4,800-square-foot store on the site. At the same time, Pride has already begun site preparations for a new 4,600-square-foot store at its existing location at the corner of Breckwood Boulevard and Wilbraham Road in Sixteen Acres near Western New England University, Pride Stores CEO Robert Bolduc said.

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    6. With Sears set to close, Holyoke Mall promises 'several new stores and attractions'

      With Sears set to close, Holyoke Mall promises 'several new stores and attractions'

      While the Sears store at the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside is set to close this fall, mall management says there are new tenants on the way. "We will have several new stores and attractions that we will be announcing in the coming months," marketing director Lisa Wray said in an email Thursday. "Hopefully, (Sears employees) will find new employment with one of those businesses."

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    7. Yankee Candle reopens Holyoke Mall shop as 'CandlePower' concept store

      Yankee Candle reopens Holyoke Mall shop as 'CandlePower' concept store

      After less than a week of remodeling work, Deerfield-based Yankee Candle has reopened its Holyoke Mall shop as the first location of the company's new experimental store concept. Called "CandlePower by Yankee Candle," the 2,040-square-foot store lets shoppers customize their own signature candle using the store's fragrance blending bar. The custom candles can also include include lids and labels personalized with a photo, message or embedded video. CandlePower also carries other brands such as WoodWick, Kate Spade and Paddywax.

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    8. New Western Massachusetts Pride station to boast dozen Tesla charging stations

      New Western Massachusetts Pride station to boast dozen Tesla charging stations

      The Pride gas station and food mart here could open the first week in August, said Pride owner Robert Bolduc this week. Work began on the site that includes a 7,400-square foot store last August.  The food mart will include a deli, bakery, a Subway sandwich shop and baristas dispensing coffee and a drive-through window. Beer and wine will also be sold and the license is set to be released when the store has a certificate of occupancy.

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    9. It Takes 2 Bakery opening Saturday in Westfield

      It Takes 2 Bakery opening Saturday in Westfield

       It Takes 2 Bakery is opening its doors downtown at 31 Elm St. Saturday and will offer fresh baked goods from muffins and eclairs to cupcakes and bread. Owner Kayla Sypek began baking as a child and always dreamed of opening a bakery with her twin sister Sarah. "The only problem is, she doesn't bake," said Sypek. Instead, Sarah will help behind the scenes while Sypek does all the baking. It all started when Sypek's grandmother gave her some of her old baking pans and decorating equipment.

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    10. Hannoush Jewelers will open store at MGM Springfield casino

      Hannoush Jewelers will open store at MGM Springfield casino

      Hannoush Jewelers will have a store at the MGM Springfield casino, the Springfield-based chain and MGM announced today. "We are going to build, or we are in the process of building, a beautiful new store," Camile Hannoush said. "A new prototype, a whole new look. Springfield is our home." The Hannoush brothers -- Elias, Joseph, Anthony, Norman, Peter, George, Camile and Nabil -- got their start locally working for Kay Jewelers in the Eastfield Mall back in 1978. They opened their first store in Chicopee two years later.

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    11. Eastfield Mall: Sears closing clears way for redevelopment

      Eastfield Mall: Sears closing clears way for redevelopment

      The imminent end of Sears at the Eastfield Mall might signal a new beginning for the 44-acre property. Mall owner Mountain Developer, based in New Jersey, plans to buy the Sears buildings -- department store and auto center --  and its parking lot and will proceed with plans to redevelop the mall, said Nicole Sweeney, co-property manager for Eastfield Mall at 1655 Boston Road.

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    12. 'It's our oasis': Starbucks opens in plaza at Springfield's Monarch Place

      'It's our oasis': Starbucks opens in plaza at Springfield's Monarch Place

      The Monarch Place Starbucks is part of a revamped pedestrian plaza facing Main Street and Boland Way. Paul Marcelina, general manager at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel, said the restored fountain is back up and running and there is music playing at the outdoor seating area. "It's our oasis in the heart of downtown Springfield," he said.

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    13. Hardwick's Big Picture Beef co-op growing sales of meat from grass-fed livestock to Big Y, River Valley Co-op

      Hardwick's Big Picture Beef co-op growing sales of meat from grass-fed livestock to Big Y, River Valley Co-op

      Ridge Shinn, 69, grew up milking cows and formed an agricultural company that began selling beef a year ago. The operation has expanded to include sales to the 70-store Big Y supermarket chain, which touts itself as a local grocer with stores throughout New England. The Big Y weekly flier this week features Big Picture Beef's hamburg on sale at $5.99 per pound, and includes a photo of Shinn on the front page. He is the CEO and founder of Hardwick-based Big Picture Beef, a consortium of about 50 Northeast farmers that eschews the feed-lot techniques that rely ...

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    14. People in Business: Christian P. D'Amour heads Table & Vine Division

      People in Business: Christian P. D'Amour heads Table & Vine Division

      Big Y Foods, Inc. has announced the appointmet of Christian P. D'Amour as senior manager of their Table & Vine division. Table & Vine is a destination for fine wine, local beer, craft spirits, gourmet foods and more and a subsidiary of Big Y. In His role, D'Amour will be responsible for this division's sales, marketing and operations. His responsibilities include the flagship location in West Springfield, as well as the 7 store locations within Massachusetts. Big Y World Class Markets and the beer category in all Connecticut stores.

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    15. New Skechers shoe and clothing store holds grand opening in West Springfield (photos, video)

      New Skechers shoe and clothing store holds grand opening in West Springfield (photos, video)

      The Skechers outlet store in the Century Center complex on Memorial Drive in West Springfield held its grand opening on Friday, a couple of weeks after opening its doors for business. The 219 Memorial Ave. location is the brand's first store in the greater Springfield area, with the next closest store being located at the Lee Premium Outlets in Berkshire County.

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    16. New Tower Square owners want more retail for downtown Springfield; seek brand outlets like Gap, Old Navy

      New Tower Square owners want more retail for downtown Springfield; seek brand outlets like Gap, Old Navy

      The new owners of Tower Square want to talk with outlet retailers about bringing brands like Gap and Old Navy to the mall portion of the downtown property they just bought. "MGM is filled with retail already. I think they are going to bring people and drive interest," said Dinesh Patel of East Longmeadow moments before announcing the purchase at a news conference. "I want to thank MGM for their investment. They made it the right time to buy."

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    17. Inaugural 'Markets at Eastfield' vendor fair in Springfield mall deemed a success

      Inaugural 'Markets at Eastfield' vendor fair in Springfield mall deemed a success

      The Markets at Eastfield, a vendor fair in the old Macy's at Eastfield Mall, drew thousands of visitors last weekend for its grand opening, according to the promoter who is organizing it as an ongoing event. Bill Bullock, owner of Bulldog Enterprises, said he expects even more people this weekend when he combines the market with one of his company's regular sports card and collectibles shows. The sports card show features former New York Mets pitching ace Dwight Gooden Saturday from 1:30-3 p.m., wrestler X-Pac Saturday from 4-6 p.m. and Rob Ninkovich, a retired Patriots ...

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    18. People in Business: Big Y appoints John W. Schnepp III to Marketing Vice President

      People in Business: Big Y appoints John W. Schnepp III to Marketing Vice President

      The Board of Directors of Big Y Foods, Inc. announces the appointment of John W. Schnepp III as vice president of marketing. In this role, Schnepp will continue to oversee all marketing and advertising for the company by coordinating all print, electronic, digital and social platforms as well as all internal and external communications across all of Big Y's brands including Big Y World Class Markets, Fresh Acres, Table & Vine and Big Y Express Gas and Convenience stores. In addition, he is newly responsible for the database marketing efforts which include data mining tactics, metrics, customer loyalty and personalized ...

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    19. New owner of Springfield's Tower Square Hotel revealed as sale is set to close

      New owner of Springfield's Tower Square Hotel revealed as sale is set to close

      Western Massachusetts businessman Dinesh Patel and his partners plan to close on their purchase of Tower Square Hotel on Thursday. Patel's attorney, Paul M. Maleck, confirmed Wednesday that the transaction is expected and said Patel and his partners' planned purchase of the adjacent Tower Square mall and office tower will follow in a few weeks.

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    20. West Springfield shoe and clothing store Skechers opens

      West Springfield shoe and clothing store Skechers opens

      The Skechers outlet store in the Century Center on Memorial Drive in West Springfield opened last weekend, according to an email Thursday from landlords Century Investment Co. The 219 Memorial Ave. location is the brand's first store in Greater Springfield. It is planning a grand opening April 27. Plaza owner Andrew Cohen said the store has about 35 employees. The Skecher's location previously was a Party City and had recently hosted a seasonal Spirit Halloween store.  There is another Skechers at the Lee Premium Outlets in Berkshire County.

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    21. Batteries Plus Bulbs set to open in Springfield

      Batteries Plus Bulbs set to open in Springfield

      Batteries Plus Bulbs is in a retail strip center developed by Colvest. It's next to the Aldi discount supermarket at the corner of Boston and Pasco roads and adjacent to the Colvest building that houses MedExpress Urgent Care at 1312 Boston Road.  A Moe's Southwestern Grill will open at the retail center in April, said Frank Colaccino, CEO of Colvest, which has its headquarters in Springfield. There is a Sprint phone store in the shopping plaza, and Colaccino said there is more space available.

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    22. Work begins on expansion of Longmeadow Big Y supermarket

      Work begins on expansion of Longmeadow Big Y supermarket

      Contractors have started work in the former bagel shop, hardware store and barbershop adjacent to the Big Y supermarket at 802 Williams St. in this suburb's main shopping district. Work on converting that space into supermarket retail area will begin in earnest within weeks with completion expected within a few months, said Mathieu D'Amour, Big Y's vice president of real estate and development. The Springfield-based supermarket chain is in the midst of getting final approval for the project from the town, he said. Town Manger Stephen J. Crane said Tuesday that Longmeadow officials will meet this week ...

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    23. Local investors interested in buying Tower Square Hotel, state documents say

      Local investors interested in buying Tower Square Hotel, state documents say

      MassMutual told state officials that there is local investor interest in buying the Tower Square Hotel. That's according to state documents released to The Republican through a public records request. They include pages of handwritten notes by Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash as he spoke repeatedly with MassMutual about a deal to have the insurance giant consolidate in Massachusetts.

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    24. Future is bright for Kringle Candle in Bernardston

      Future is bright for Kringle Candle in Bernardston

      Michael J. "Mick" Kittredge III, founder, president and CEO of Kringle Candle can look at hundreds of candles neatly lining the shelves in one of his retail store's display areas and pick out the one that has a slightly - ever-so slightly - wrinkled label. "It's all about the details," he says as he removes it from the display. It's that attention to detail that has helped Kittredge grow the business beyond his plans and expectations. What was supposed to be a small business with six or seven employees has taken off with nearly 150 employees now.

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