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    1. L.L. Bean sets opening date for Hadley store; first 200 customers will draw gift cards worth up to $500

      L.L. Bean sets opening date for Hadley store; first 200 customers will draw gift cards worth up to $500

      L.L. Bean will open its new store in the Mountain Farms Mall Oct. 18, the Maine-based retailer announced Wednesday. The store will employ approximately 50 staff members, according to a news release. L.L. Bean also said the store will host free L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs year-round, including product demonstrations, map and compass clinics, and guest speakers, as well as hiking and biking outings and community service activities.

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    2. Springfield’s Tower Square food court adds healthy options with Revitalize Superfoods

      Springfield’s Tower Square food court adds healthy options with Revitalize Superfoods

      Having announced several large and small new tenants in the past year, the owners of Tower Square on Wednesday welcomed a new restaurant that specializes in healthy foods. City officials, representatives of Tower Square, the business owner and many family members and supporters gathered Wednesday to announce the opening of Revitalize Superfoods, which fills the food court’s last available space.

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    3. Dunkin’ opens ‘next generation’ store in Holyoke

      Dunkin’ opens ‘next generation’ store in Holyoke

      Dunkin’ Donuts officially cut the ribbon on a “next generation” store at 473-489 Pleasant St. Thursday morning. The new Dunkin’ features a unique, modern design equipped with the latest in brewing and pouring technologies, including Nitro Cold Brew, a richer, foamier offering. Freshly baked donuts, muffins and bagels filled the shelves. Franchisees Derek Salema and Peter Martins welcomed Mayor Alex B. Morse and City Councilors David Bartley and Peter Tallman to the ceremony. Aides to state Sen. Donald Humason and state Rep. Aaron Vega presented proclamations to the owners.

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    4. Toys R Us plans to reopen stores before Christmas

      Toys R Us plans to reopen stores before Christmas

      Toys R Us will be back in business in some locations just in time for the Christmas shopping season. The former toy retailer has teamed up with software retailer b8ta to reopen 10 Toys R Us stores across the country after the company went out of business last year. The first two stores will be located in Paramus, New Jersey, and Houston, Texas, according to b8ta. The initial stores will each be about 6,500 square feet, roughly a quarter of the size of a traditional Toys R Us store.

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    5. FunZ Trampoline Park approved for Bon-Ton space in Westfield Shops

      FunZ Trampoline Park approved for Bon-Ton space in Westfield Shops

      FunZ Trampoline Park, part of a plan to help the Westfield Shops bounce back from the loss of key retail tenants, has its special use permit from the Westfield City Council. Jia Min “Johnny” Chen of Groton, Connecticut, said he has plans to build an indoor trampoline park with rope course, “ninja-warrior” obstacles and basketball and dodgeball courts in the 50,000-square-foot former Bon-Ton department store space in the East Main Street plaza.

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    6. Crepes Tea House of West Springfield prepares Southwick location; 9-year-old restaurant focuses on Eastern European fare

      Crepes Tea House of West Springfield prepares Southwick location; 9-year-old restaurant focuses on Eastern European fare

      Promising farm-fresh ingredients and Eastern European foods made in the authentic, old-country way, Crepes Tea House will open a Southwick location later this summer. Arturas Ribinskas, an owner, said Crepes has closed restaurants in the Enfield Square Mall and Holyoke Mall and will focus now on the location in West Springfield, at 261 Union St., and the new location at 157 Feeding Hills Road in Southwick.

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    7. Westfield Friendly’s near Massachusetts Turnpike exit expected to close; Pride restarting plans for new station, store

      Westfield Friendly’s near Massachusetts Turnpike exit expected to close; Pride restarting plans for new station, store

      Friendly’s is expected to close its restaurant near the Massachusetts Turnpike exit after its lease expires in November, according to the owner of Pride, the Springfield-based convenience store and gas station chain that owns the property and much of the land around it.Anticipating that the property will be vacant, Pride CEO Robert Bolduc restarted talks with the Westfield Planning Board over the past 10 days. Bolduc has long planned to build a Pride store at the site, which is located on an access road named — for the moment at least — Friendly’s Way.

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    8. CVS breaks ground near MGM Springfield; looks to close its Tower Square pharmacy

      CVS breaks ground near MGM Springfield; looks to close its Tower Square pharmacy

      City officials gathered Thursday for a ceremonial groundbreaking at Davenport Square and its $2 million CVS drugstore, which is set to open in November on Main Street in the city’s South End. The event came nearly eight years after a devastating June 1, 2011 tornado ripped through the neighborhood and just nine months after the opening of MGM Springfield across the street. "It's MGM that gave CVS the confidence to look at this neighborhood," said Charles Irving of Boston-based Davenport Companies, developer of Davenport Square.

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    9. Lorilil Jewelers renovates Tower Square shop, adding store near MGM Springfield

      Lorilil Jewelers renovates Tower Square shop, adding store near MGM Springfield

      Since MGM Springfield opened in August, Victor Oundjian, general manager of Lorilil Jewelers, has noticed new customers, casino visitors, walking past his shop a few blocks north at Tower Square. This summer, Lorilil, a Tower Square staple since 1991, will open a second Springfield shop at 1095 Main St. The new store’s wide storefront window provides a panorama of the MGM Plaza outdoor event space.

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    10. Friendly’s closes restaurants in Framingham, Holden and 20 other locations (list) - masslive.com

      Friendly’s closes restaurants in Framingham, Holden and 20 other locations (list) - masslive.com

      Friendly’s, citing expiring leases and a need to reduce its network in a competitive environment, closed more restaurant locations over the weekend, including one at the Stop & Shop plaza in Framingham, Holden and 20 more, including one in New Hampshire, and others in western and central New York state.  A Waltham location closed last week and was including in the most recent news release from the company bringing the total to 23.

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    11. Delaney's Market take-home meals from The Log Cabin coming to downtown Springfield, 3 other Massachusetts locations

      Delaney's Market take-home meals from The Log Cabin coming to downtown Springfield, 3 other Massachusetts locations

      Restaurateur Peter Rosskothen will expand his Delaney's Market take-home meal concept with a location on Main Street in downtown Springfield to open in early 2019. Rosskothen opened the first and at this point only Delaney's Market in the Longmeadow Shops in 2016. He said Thursday he has further plans to add more locations in Wilbraham, Westfield and at his Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road in Holyoke. The Wilbraham and Westfield locations are not done deals yet, he said.

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    12. Comcast Unveils New Xfinity Store at Holyoke Mall

      On Tuesday, Comcast staged a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of its newest Xfinity Store, which is located on the upper level of the Holyoke Mall. The 4,691-square-foot space is the first Xfinity Store in the region to open in a mall setting and is focused entirely around the needs of customers. Consumers will have the opportunity to explore, learn about, and interact directly with the latest Xfinity products and services, including Xfinity Mobile. In addition, the store offers a dedicated space where Comcast Business customers and prospects can discover cutting-edge business solutions and get connected with ...

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    13. People in Business: Colin M. D'Amour joins Big Y Grocery Sales Management Team

      People in Business: Colin M. D'Amour joins Big Y Grocery Sales Management Team

      Big Y Foods, Inc. has announced the appointment of Colin M. D'Amour as a corporate center store sales manager, focusing on all non-perishable grocery products for the 70 store supermarket chain. As a corporate center store sales manager, he is responsible for the financial, marketing and merchandising performance for over 2,000 different products including household cleaners, paper goods and baby needs. He reports to Jason Corriveau, director of center store.

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    14. Springfield Macarons brings sweet treats downtown

      Springfield Macarons brings sweet treats downtown

      Springfield's Market Street outdoor pedestrian shopping plaza  might not be the Champs-Elysees -- it only goes from Harrison Street to Bruce Landon Way -- but now it has macarons, those tiny almond flour cookies that somehow convey freshness in a single bite. This section of the city has some new joie de vivre now that baker Jennifer Cruz has moved her Springfield Macarons business to space that was once part of the much beloved Johnson's Bookstore, at the rear of 1383 Main St.

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    15. Big Y Produce Manager wins national award

      Big Y Produce Manager wins national award

      United Fresh Produce Association has named Big Y World Class market Produce & Floral Sales Manager, Wade Michels as a 2018 Produce Manager of the Year in its Retail Produce Manager Awards Program. This year, Michels was honored among 25 outstanding produce managers representing supermarket chains, commissaries, and independent retail stores from 18 different states and 2 Canadian provinces. Big Y's Michels was selected amongst hundreds of nominations across the industry.

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    16. Run-down Pride Station in Agawam to be demolished, new 'Pride Kitchen' planned

      Run-down Pride Station in Agawam to be demolished, new 'Pride Kitchen' planned

      Pride Convenience Inc. on Oct. 1 pulled a permit with the city's Building Division to demolish an old service station and car wash at 395 Main St. In its place, a new, 5,400-square-foot "Pride Kitchen" convenience store with gas pumps and a drive-through will be built, Pride Stores CEO Robert L. Bolduc said Thursday. In a telephone interview, Bolduc said demolition will take place this fall, that he will submit applications to the city's Planning Department and that he hopes to start construction in the spring.

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      Mentions: Westfield
    17. 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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      Mentions: Holyoke
    18. 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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    19. 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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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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