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

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

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

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

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

      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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    6. CilantroMex opens 1st Massachusetts location at Holyoke Mall

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

      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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    8. Holyoke Mall opens new stores

      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
    9. Big Lots to cut ribbon on rebuilt Springfield store

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

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

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

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

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

      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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    15. Jerry Rome Nissan Becomes Balise Nissan

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

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

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

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

      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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    20. Petco to open East Longmeadow store | masslive.com

      Petco to open East Longmeadow store | masslive.com

      The pet store received approval to open at 440 North Main St., where Party City had long since vacated, in November, according to East Longmeadow's Department of Planning, Zoning and Conservation.  'We're targeting late-summer for an opening,' Petco public relations manager Megan Oxford said.  In a fenced-off area of the North Main Street plaza, a construction crew used a cherry picker to make alterations above the awning, while other workers handled tasks inside.

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    21. W.D. Cowls, Beacon Communities to Partner on Third Phase of Mill District

      W.D. Cowls, Beacon Communities to Partner on Third Phase of Mill District

      W.D. Cowls Inc. announced the start of Phase Three of its Mill District development, with a preliminarily agreement with Beacon Communities, the award-winning, locally established, multi-family-housing development, management, and investment company based in Boston. Mollye Lockwood, W.D. Cowls’ Vice President for Real Estate and Community Development, initiated a relationship with Beacon Communities for what she expects will be the next phase of The Mill District. Beacon is envisioning a development that will feature mixed-income, rental housing and first floor commercial/retail space for lease, all to be located on the south side of Cowls Road, across the street ...

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      Mentions: Amherst
    22. Balise Kia scheduled to open in West Springfield | masslive.com

      Balise Kia scheduled to open in West Springfield | masslive.com

      The new Balise Kia automobile dealership is schedueld to open Thursday, April 14, at 603 Riverdale St. next to sister dealership Balise Mazda.  The new 15,000-square-foot dealership returns the Kia to the Pioneer Valley ever since Fathers & Sons closed its Kia dealership on Memorial Avenue in West Springfield in September after a 17-year relationship with the Korean automaker.  Lia closed Lia Kia dealership in Northampton in June and moved its Chrysler Jeep Dodge and Ram operation into King Street building that once housed Kia.

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    23. New Mercedes-Benz dealership in Chicopee to receive 5-year tax deal | masslive.com

      New Mercedes-Benz dealership in Chicopee to receive 5-year tax deal | masslive.com

      The City Council has approved an agreement that will give the developer of a new Mercedes-Benz dealership a break on his real estate taxes for five years.  The proposal was reviewed by the city's Economic Development Incentive Program Review Committee and negotiated by Mayor Richard J. Kos before being approved unanimously by the 13-member Council last week. It still must be approved by the Massachusetts Economic Assistance Coordinating Council.

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      Mentions: Chicopee
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