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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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    15. 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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    16. Mercedes Dealership Planned for Site Off Turnpike in Chicopee

      Mercedes Dealership Planned for Site Off Turnpike in Chicopee

      When Peter Wirth and his business partner, Rich Hesse, commenced their search for a site to locate a Mercedes dealership that would serve Western Mass. and Northern Conn., they started, well, where one might think they would start — Riverdale Street in West Springfield.   By June, the partners expect to complete demolition and then start construction of a 35,000-square-foot facility that will bring a Mercedes dealership back to Western Mass. for the first time in more than a decade.  This is an $11.8 million undertaking when one factors in the purchase of the property, demolition, and new construction, Wirth ...

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    17. Big Y's D'Amour family reflects on grocery chain's beginnings, looks toward future | masslive.com

      Big Y's D'Amour family reflects on grocery chain's beginnings, looks toward future | masslive.com

      he advice wasn't taken and the brothers went on to build Big Y into one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Springfield-based Big Y now has 63 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 10,000 employees -- including executives and managers, many of whom started off as porters and stock clerks. Founded in 1936 by Paul D'Amour, Big Y is celebrating 80 years in business this year.  Big Y had 56 stores and more than 9,200 employees in 2010. The D'Amour family predicts Big Y could grow to 150 stores over the ...

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    18. Mercedes-Benz dealership proposed for Burnett Road in Chicopee | masslive.com

      Mercedes-Benz dealership proposed for Burnett Road in Chicopee | masslive.com

      A New York developer is planning to tear down the former Plantation Inn on Burnett Road and build a Mercedes-Benz dealership in its place.  Springfield Automotive Partners Inc., is planning to spend about $11.8 million to build the business. It will initially create 35 jobs, including sales positions and mechanics, said Michael Vedovelli, Chicopee's Community and Economic Development director.

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    19. Bombay Royale, a new Indian restaurant, set to open in Northampton | masslive.com

      Bombay Royale, a new Indian restaurant, set to open in Northampton | masslive.com

      Northampton may have lost a restaurant a few months back when Hinge closed, but on Tuesday a new one will open, albeit slightly off the downtown track.  Bombay Royale, a new Indian cuisine venue, will open at noon in the Roundhouse Plaza near the Peter Pan bus station. The eatery will sit in the same spot where the now-defunct SooRa, a Korean food restaurant, was. SooRa closed in 2014. Bombay Royale joins India House and India Palace as Indian food restaurants in downtown Northampton.  The restaurant will offer special lunch and weekend buffets (12 to 2:30 p.m. on ...

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    20. Photos, video: Langone family reopens Langone's Florist as Frank's Flowers in Springfield's South End | masslive.com

      Photos, video: Langone family reopens Langone's Florist as Frank's Flowers in Springfield's South End | masslive.com

      The grand opening -- or reopening -- celebration at Frank's Flowers hadn't even begun Monday when owner Frank Langone said the phone had already been ringing with orders.  'We are hoping for a strong Valentine's Day,' Langone said. 'Because that will give us some momentum to carry us through to Mother's Day.'  Langone, his wife Irma, and their children reopened the family flower shop Monday with a new name, Frank's Flowers instead of Langone's.

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    21. Macy's to close department stores at Eastfield Mall, Enfield Square, Berkshire Mall | masslive.com

      Macy's to close department stores at Eastfield Mall, Enfield Square, Berkshire Mall | masslive.com

      Macy's plans to close its store in the Eastfield Mall on Boston Road costing 71 employees their jobs as part of a national restructuring announced Wednesday. It is one of three stores that will be closing in the Pioneer Valley area.  A total of 36 Macy's stores are scheduled to close this year. Four others closed last year.  The department store chain will also close its Berkshire Mall store in Lanesborough which has 58 employees, its Enfield Square store which has 84 employees and Enfield Square furniture-home-men's store which has 20 employees in Connecticut.

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    22. Big Y to hire 25 for new Big Y Express Gas & Convenience Stores in Longmeadow, Hadley and Wilbraham | masslive.com

      Big Y to hire 25 for new Big Y Express Gas & Convenience Stores in Longmeadow, Hadley and Wilbraham | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. announced Wednesday plans to hire 25 people to staff the three convenience stores and gas stations it purchased from Pittsfield-based O'Connell Oil Associates Inc.  Big Y announced the purchase earlier this week. the three new locations, each near a n existing Big y supermarket, represents the expansion of the Big Y Express brand .

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    23. Big Y buys O'Connell Shell locations in Hadley, Longmeadow and Wilbraham | masslive.com

      Big Y buys O'Connell Shell locations in Hadley, Longmeadow and Wilbraham | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. is expanding its Big Y Express Gas and Convenience concept with the purchase of three O'Connell Convenience Plus gas stations.  O'Connell Convenience Plus are currently branded as Shell stations.  The three stations are:
      75 Russell St., Hadley
      711 Bliss Road, Longmeadow
      1993 Boston Road, Wilbraham

      Big Y said in a prepared statement Monday that it expects to begin operating these locations in late January and will convert them to their Big Y Express brand throughout the winter months.

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