1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. Balise celebrates grand opening of new Hyundai dealership

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      Balise celebrates grand opening of new Hyundai dealership

      Touching on the legacy of almost a century of commerce in Springfield, Balise Motor Sales held a grand opening of its new Hyundai dealership at 683 East Columbus Ave, in the heart of the city's South End neighborhood. The event featured food from popular South End establishments such as Frigo Gourmet Foods and La Fiorentina Pastry Shop. Owner Mike Balise welcomed visitors including elected city officials, business partners and customers. Also in attendance was David Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Springfield   Balise Motor Sales

    2. Mountain Farms developer files plans for 2 new buildings in front of Hadley Mall | masslive.com

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      Mountain Farms developer files plans for 2 new buildings in front of Hadley Mall | masslive.com

      Mountain Farms Mall developers plan to build two new buildings near where the closed Burger King and Florence Bank buildings now sit and raze the vacant buildings.  The Planning Board has set a public hearing for site plan review for Oct. 20.  Developers filed plans for a 10,940 square-foot and a 10,420-square foot building that would be connected by a sidewalk, said Andrew Manning, project manager for the Chestnut Hill-based WS Development, which developed the mall.

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    3. Customers happy to see Atkins open in North Amherst

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      Customers happy to see Atkins open in North Amherst

      Market manager Matt O'Brien said "it's a work in progress," but the morning "was pretty smooth." And of course the world renown cider donuts were in demand. He said he brought some in at 6, another order was delivered at 8:30 and a third delivery came in at about 10. He said that was about 30 dozen gone. Peter Jessup lives nearby and came in for a salad. "We're thrilled about it," he said. He said he can walk over for a salad or coffee and not have to drive to Whole Foods. And he can ...

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    4. Best Buy to close Hampshire Mall and Berkshire Mall stores | masslive.com

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      Best Buy to close Hampshire Mall and Berkshire Mall stores | masslive.com

      Electronics and appliance retailer Best Buy will not renew its lease at the Hampshire Mall in Hadley.  The location will close at the end of business Oct. 31, Best Buy spokeswoman Carly Charlson said Monday. The location has 64 employees, 26 full-time and 38 part-time. All will have the ability to apply for jobs elsewhere in the chain. Those who are not hired elsewhere will get a severance package, she said.

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    5. Faces in Northampton to open cafe with lunch fare, coffee on store's top floor

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      Faces in Northampton to open cafe with lunch fare, coffee on store's top floor

      Jason Dinelle, a 42-year-old Ludlow resident who has work with dining services at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and managed Lattitude Restaurant in West Springfield, will lead the cafe. Dinelle said diners can expect straightforward, approachable food with plenty of options for vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free folks. Prices will be competitive but fair, he added. "I think it's going to be a great space for people to come sit and relax," Dinelle said of the cafe, which will seat 30 to 40 customers. Hannoush, who bought Faces from former owner Peter Vogel in May, said he's been ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   West Springfield   Springfield

    6. Developers hoping Atkins opening will lure more businesses to Mill District in North Amherst

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      Developers hoping Atkins opening will lure more businesses to Mill District in North Amherst

      Cinda Jones, the Mill District developer and president of W.D. Cowls, Inc., often talks about the history of the Cowls family and how it has evolved over that history. The family has been in agriculture since 1741. Wolahan said Jones wants her generation – she and her brother Evan Jones – to carry that forward and develop the former spaces to that arts destination

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    7. Atkins north to open soon, crews putting finishing touches on ahead of Sept. 12 grand opening | masslive.com

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      Atkins north to open soon, crews putting finishing touches on ahead of Sept. 12 grand opening | masslive.com

      Everyday, dozens pull into the parking lot of the new Atkins in North Amherst asking if the market is open.  Soon - but not yet.  The market grand opening is Sept. 12 but they could open sooner if they finish the final stages of work.  They were so intent on their mission, that Matt Lannon chose to keep sanding than stop for a picture. 'It's exciting that it's almost done,' he said, pausing briefly. Lannon is the son of Atkins president Pauline Lannon.

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      Mentions:   Amherst

    8. Restaurateur Andy Yee & family purchase closed Route 9 Diner in Hadley with plans for updating, fall reopening | masslive.com

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      Restaurateur Andy Yee & family purchase closed Route 9 Diner in Hadley with plans for updating, fall reopening | masslive.com

      The Yees are part owners and managing partners of The Student Prince Cafe and The Fort Dining Room in downtown Springfield, having joined Peter Pan Bus Lines president Peter Picknelly and others, in saving The Fort from closure last summer.  'Now we are taking a great American classic and just polishing it,' Yee said.
      'I like that new American comfort food. Who does not like Salisbury steak? 'Who doesn't like eggs Benedict?'

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Peter Pan Bus Lines   Student Prince

    9. Aldi plans to open Pittsfield store Aug. 6 | masslive.com

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      Aldi plans to open Pittsfield store Aug. 6 | masslive.com

      Aldi, the German company that runs discount no-frills grocery stores in the United States, plans to open its new store at 898 Crane Avenue Aug. 6.  The chain also announced that it plans a barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 .  Aldi said the Pittsfield store features natural lighting, high ceilings and environmentally friendly building materials. Aldi said customers can expect to find 1,300 commonly purchased items are sold under Aldi exclusive brands for up to 50 percent off.

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    10. Downtown Springfield's first women-owned business good fit for five decades

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      Downtown Springfield's first women-owned business good fit for five decades

      If the Clothes Tree at 311 Bridge St. were not still in business after five decades, a case could be made for it to become part of the the Lyman & Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History.

      According to owner Kal Perazzola, she and the late Marge Merigian were the first women to open a retail shop in busy downtown back in 1962. "We were pioneers," said Perazzola, adding Mayor Charles Ryan "came down and cut the ribbon." The date was Aug. 16, 1962, and the store was then a few doors away at 289 Bridge St. The store found its ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastfield Mall

    11. Rice Fruit Farm is back in a big way in Wilbraham, offering fresh produce and homemade baked goods | masslive.com

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      Rice Fruit Farm is back in a big way in Wilbraham, offering fresh produce and homemade baked goods | masslive.com

      When you walk into Rice Fruit Farm on Main Street, you'll find a charming and immaculate farm stand, engulfed in the aroma of fresh baked treats.  Rice's has been around since 1924, but this newly constructed building just opened in April after the farm's having been closed for six years.  Outside, you'll find beautiful hanging baskets of flowers and old-fashioned wooden signs displaying the farm stand name. Ever since Rice's reopened, it has been very well received by the community, maintaining its tradition as a special place for family and friends to go to relax ...

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      Mentions:   The Republican

    12. A.O. White in East Longmeadow to close; owners plan new, smaller clothing store

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      A.O. White in East Longmeadow to close; owners plan new, smaller clothing store

      A.O. White, a longtime staple of downtown Springfield retail, will close its remaining store in East Longmeadow by the end of July. But company president Lewis White said he plans to come back in mid-August with a new but smaller store under a different, as-yet undecided name. The new store will focus only on upscale sportswear, he said. Think brands like Eileen Fisher for women or Tommy Bahama for either gender.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley

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      Work on new Advance Auto Parts begins behind Hadley Corner Shops, Route 9 Hadley

      Developer Eugene Crowley of Natick said the new store could open by the end of the year. The Planning Board approved plans for the 6,900-square- foot store in April. Crowley developed Hadley Corner, which includes Starbuck's, Sprint, Aspen Dental, Hot Table Panini, Pizza Studio and the Men's Wearhouse, which opened this spring. There is one available business for rent. Crowley in an email said they are being selective with the final tenant as the plaza is doing well. The Roanoke Advance Auto Parts has stores in Springfield, Easthampton, Ware, West Springfield, Westfield and Holyoke.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Amherst

    14. Stop & Shop, Hannaford owners announce merger | masslive.com

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      Stop & Shop, Hannaford owners announce merger | masslive.com

      The $60.6 billion deal would mean that the Stop & Shop chain active in the Pioneer Valley would have the same owner as Hannaford Bros., which is based in Maine. The nearest Hannaford stores to Western Massachusetts are in Athol, Gardner and North Brookfield.  In an announcement, the companies say they will have a combined base of more than 6,500 stores characterized by trusted brands with strong local identities, and a shared focus on customers and communities.

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    15. Holyoke Council grants zone change for $10 million Gary Rome Hyundai project

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      Holyoke Council grants zone change for $10 million Gary Rome Hyundai project

      Rome's allusion was to the multinight public hearing process that began March 31 and Tuesday's debate in which councilors debated motions to table and reconsider a competing zone-change bid filed by residents who said an auto dealership would be intrusive to the neighborhood. Ultimately, councilors sided with the pitch Rome has been making. His project will provide 50 new full-time jobs, some part-time jobs, thousands of dollars a years in property tax revenue and an increase in employee payroll to more than $7 million from the current $4.6 million, he said.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    16. Holyoke Council OK sought for $10 million Gary Rome Hyundai dealership | masslive.com

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      Holyoke Council OK sought for $10 million Gary Rome Hyundai dealership | masslive.com

      The City Council Ordinance Committee voted 4-0 to recommend that the full City Council on May 19 approve a zone change Rome needs to build a $10 million Gary Rome Hyundai dealership on Whiting Farms Road.  'I'm very pleased with the support we've received from the city,' Rome said, in the hallway outside City Council Chambers.

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    17. Greenfield car dealership building torn down; new Toyota facility on tap: video, photos

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      Greenfield car dealership building torn down; new Toyota facility on tap: video, photos

      An mid-20th-century car dealership building at 1 Main St. is no more. Crumpled sections of the old Toyota-Ford of Greenfield building could be seen traveling through the air Thursday, hoisted by a giant crane, as workers labored to demolish the outdated showroom. "The manufacturers want the dealerships to have more modern facilities," said sales manager Craig Bodenstein. "We'll start building the new showroom as soon as the old one is cleared away."

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      Mentions:   Greenfield

    18. Expert Fitness, Extra Innings and Shortstop Bar & Grill transform old Westfield car dealership into business hub

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      Expert Fitness, Extra Innings and Shortstop Bar & Grill transform old Westfield car dealership into business hub

      What once sat as a vacant eyesore on heavily traveled Route 20 is now a bustling hub of activity for all ages with the successful merging of four established businesses beneath one roof. Last month, Expert Fitness Health Club, formerly located in Little River Plaza at the intersection of Route 20 and Little River Road, joined the Cage, a boot camp-style workout area, Extra Innings batting cages and Shortstop Bar and Grill at the former Balise Ford property between Westfield Home and Garden and Walmart. The enterprise is the culmination of a vision seen by entrepreneur Nabil Hannoush and his ...

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    19. Springfield City Council approves demolition of JC Penney at Eastfield Mall

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      Springfield City Council approves demolition of JC Penney at Eastfield Mall

      Melinda Graulau, general manager of the Eastfield Mall, said demolition is anticipated to occur this summer, to be followed by construction of an enhanced temporary entrance to that area of the mall pending construction of a new building that fits the needs of a future tenant.  The building, constructed in 1966 initially as a Forbes & Wallace, has been vacant nearly four years. While there has been some interest, efforts to find a tenant have been unsuccessful due to the condition of the building, Graulau said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Eastfield Mall

    20. Holyoke sets hearing on Gary Rome Hyundai plan for Whiting Farms Road

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      Holyoke sets hearing on Gary Rome Hyundai plan for Whiting Farms Road

      In the latest zoning battle here, a public hearing will be held Tuesday (March 31) on a bid from Gary Rome Hyundai to build a dealership on Whiting Farms Road. The City Council Ordinance Committee and the Planning Board are holding the hearing at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The company has a deal to buy the vacant 18.7-acre site -- previously eyed by Walmart and Lowe's Home Improvement -- from the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department (HGE) for $2,050,000.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    21. Holyoke's Marcotte Ford would get tax incentives for $5 million in expansions under recommendation

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      Holyoke's Marcotte Ford would get tax incentives for $5 million in expansions under recommendation

      Marcotte Ford would receive tax incentives for two expansions worth nearly $5 million under a plan a City Council committee voted to recommend Monday (Feb. 23). The incentive known as Tax Increment Financing (TIF) would give the Main Street business five years of decreasing exemptions on the value of only the new properties being built, not the existing Marcotte Ford headquarters at 1025 Main St.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    22. RadioShack to close stores at Holyoke and Hampshire Malls, and Springfield Cooley Street location | masslive

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      RadioShack to close stores at Holyoke and Hampshire Malls, and Springfield Cooley Street location | masslive

      RadioShack plans to close stores in the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, the Hampshire Mall in Hadley and on Cooley Street in Springfield by the end of March, according to documents in its federal bankruptcy case.  The documents do not list other area RadioShack locations, including those in Westfield, West Springfield, Enfield, and Northampton.  Stores in Westfield and West Springfield were open Monday.  Cell phone service provider Sprint plans to buy as many as 1,700 of the 2,400 RadioShack locations. The remaining locations will close.  On Friday, the franchise holder and owner of RadioShack stores in Greenfield and Brattlboro ...

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Northampton

    23. For partner in planned vegan restaurant at former Seven Sisters Bistro site, restaurant success runs in the family

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      For partner in planned vegan restaurant at former Seven Sisters Bistro site, restaurant success runs in the family

      When Keith Rehbein and his business partner Ted Crooker bought the former Seven Sisters Bistro at auction Wednesday, Rehbein said neither he nor Crooker has previously operated a restaurant. While technically true, Crooker's family has a half-century history of owning and operating restaurants in Maine and beyond.

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      Mentions:   Chicopee   Chicopee Savings Bank

    24. Longmeadow Shops owner Steve Walker 'very excited' about expansion plans for plaza

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      Longmeadow Shops owner Steve Walker 'very excited' about expansion plans for plaza

      Longmeadow Shops owner Steve Walker, with a desired zoning change freshly in hand, said Tuesday night he's "really excited" about his company's plans to expand and reconfigure the 52-year-old, 78,000 square-foot retail plaza on Bliss Road. "I think we have some incredible plans put together," Walker told reporters. "As I was saying to someone the other day, I have two boys, and the Longmeadow Shops is kind of like my daughter. My office is there; I spent 21 years there. We try to make it better every year."

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

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