1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 31 2013)

      Former Kollmorgen site in Northampton inspected for contamination after fumes detected during construction work

      TommyCar Auto Group, which also owns car dealerships in Hadley and Greenfield, bought the five-acre parcel last year for $1.8 million. It is moving its Volkswagen dealership to the site from around the corner on Damon Road and adding a new Hyundai dealership on the property. Both the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration visited the site last week to investigate a report that several workers smelled fumes coming from an excavation site and that the fumes made one of them ill. The Northampton Fire Department has ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Greenfield

    2. Walmart announces plans for Holyoke store

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 11 2013)

      Walmart announces plans for Holyoke store

      Walmart ended the speculation Tuesday and announced that it is the mystery retailer planning to build at 222 Whiting Farms Rd., between Autumn and Lynch Drives. Company spokesman Chris Buchanan said Walmart is currently finalizing its traffic plans to submit to the city at some point this summer. Those plans will be publicly available for review.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Northampton   Chicopee

    3. Another hearing scheduled in Stop & Shop vs. Cernak Buick lawsuit over proposed Easthampton supermarket

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      Another hearing scheduled in Stop & Shop vs. Cernak Buick lawsuit over proposed Easthampton supermarket

      Lawyers involved in the more than three-year-old Stop & Shop-Cernak lawsuit will be back in court Thursday, bringing an old matter back before Judge Bertha D. Josephson. In March, Superior Court Judge C. Jeffrey Kinder ruled that there was no violation of due process during Planning Board proceedings, but in April he scheduled the new hearing on the first count of the lawsuit, which argues that the Planning Board's decision to issue the permit to Stop & Shop in January 2010 was "arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law."

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Easthampton

    4. Holyoke talking with developer about large retail store on Whiting Farms Road

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      Holyoke talking with developer about large retail store on Whiting Farms Road

      Mayor Alex B. Morse said Thursday he will meet Tuesday with representatives of a developer that has a purchase and sale agreement for 18 acres that the Holyoke Gas and Electric Department owns at 222 Whiting Farms Road.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    5. Holyoke $16 million retail project with Big Y still set for construction to begin in 2014

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      Holyoke $16 million retail project with Big Y still set for construction to begin in 2014

      Some residents have said they are eager for the Big Y to open for an alternative to the two Stop & Shop supermarkets here. The project will provide 250 jobs and $400,000 a year in property tax revenue in addition to reviving a mostly dormant site.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   O'Connell Companies

    6. In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

      Explore BusinessWest (Apr 30 2013)

      In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

      John Williamson says Northampton has a magnetic quality that draws a broad spectrum of people to its businesses, restaurants, retail shops, and entertainment venues. And that quality has allowed commercial real estate not only to weather the economic downturn, but register unprecedented growth over the past two years.
      “It’s so far and away from other markets, there really is no comparison,” said the president of Williamson Commercial Properties LLC in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   John S. Williamson

    7. Luxe Burger Bar project on Springfield riverfront moves forward

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 29 2013)

      Luxe Burger Bar project on Springfield riverfront moves forward

      The renovations should be completed by late July, and there could be a “soft” opening of the Luxe Burger Bar restaurant in August followed by a full opening sometime after Labor Day, Pellegrino said. The site on Hall of Fame Avenue abuts Interstate 91 and the Connecticut River.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    8. Geissler's Supermarkets celebrates 90th birthday led by food industry hall of famer Jim Nilsson Jr. | masslive.com

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 8 2013)

      Geissler's Supermarkets celebrates 90th birthday led by food industry hall of famer Jim Nilsson Jr. | masslive.com

      The Nilsson family still runs the Geissler chain of stores and works very hard to ensure that the seven supermarkets in Granby, East Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor, Bloomfield and Somers, Conn., and Agawam still have the same quality service and food that has been its reputation for years.

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      Mentions:   Basketball Hall of Fame

    9. Friendly's changes Fribble recipe for a third time as part of menu redesign

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      Friendly's changes Fribble recipe for a third time as part of menu redesign

      Maguire says he wants to make the change to hard ice cream improve the quality of the shake. By the end of May, he says the soft-serve machines will be removed from all of the 360 or so Friendly’s restaurants. (The company manufacturers its own hard ice cream.) By making the switch, Friendly’s can now offer Fribbles in any of its ice cream flavors (Maguire prefers black cherry).

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      Mentions:   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    10. Stop & Shop, United Food and Commercial Workers Union reach tentative contract agreement in New England

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      Stop & Shop, United Food and Commercial Workers Union reach tentative contract agreement in New England

      Stop & Shop supermarkets and negotiators with the United Food and Commercial Workers union reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract early Monday, said Daniel P. Clifford, president of UFCW Local 1459.

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    11. Monson gets ready to welcome Upper Crust Bakery, Tea & Coffee Shop

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 26 2013)

      Monson gets ready to welcome Upper Crust Bakery, Tea & Coffee Shop

      The Upper Crust Bakery, Tea & Coffee Shop, which is poised to open on Main Street in March, is among the types of businesses suggesting subtle change is afoot.According to owner Susanne Gendron, Upper Crust will be a place where people can gather to enjoy art, music, home-baked goods, tea and fair-trade organic coffee – coffee produced by farmers whose growing techniques and work environments are more wholesome and fair for the farmer and the product.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton   Easthampton

    12. B'Shara's opens a new restaurant in Springfield, has moved into catering and golf-course food service

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      B'Shara's opens a new restaurant in Springfield, has moved into catering and golf-course food service

      He said smaller restaurants, such as Boulevard, and catering operations such as the golf courses are the way of the future for his industry. It's hard for a small business to compete with the big chain restaurants who have money and time to get liquor licenses and run big television advertising campaigns.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    13. Friendly's restaurant chain reinvents itself

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      Friendly's restaurant chain reinvents itself

      WILBRAHAM, Mass. -- The Friendly's restaurant chain is emerging from a rough period in company history with a new image, a revamped menu and a new attitude.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    14. Friendly's Ice Cream draws from past successes as it looks to future of restaurant chain

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      Friendly's Ice Cream draws from past successes as it looks to future of restaurant chain

      Friendly’s has already renovated 10 of its 114 company and 247 franchised restaurants. At the same time introducing a significantly revamped new menu in the process. Employees all had to re-interview and be rehired for their jobs and had to be retrained with an eye toward faster service and a cleaner, more pleasant restaurant.

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      Mentions:   Domenic J. Sarno   Western New England University   Springfield

    15. Construction at Walmart in Westfield headed toward fall completion

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 30 2012)

      Construction at Walmart in Westfield headed toward fall completion

      The expansion will allow Walmart to establish additional sales areas, parking and access and a new loading dock. The chain will add an expanded grocery section to the store.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Westfield

    16. West Springfield License Commission OKs Lyons Package Store liquor license transfer to Costco

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 28 2012)

      West Springfield License Commission OKs Lyons Package Store liquor license transfer to Costco

      The License Commission has approved the transfer of the all-alcohol license held by Lyons Package Store Inc. to Costco Wholesale Inc., which will use it to sell spirits from an addition to its store in the Riverdale Street shopping center.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    17. Friendly's Ice Cream taps Regan for public relations work

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      Friendly's Ice Cream taps Regan for public relations work

      Friendly's Ice Cream LLC has hired Boston-based Regan Communications to handle the struggling restaurant chain's public relations moving forward, the agency said on Wednesday.

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      Mentions:   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

    18. Big Y celebrates Enfield store renovations

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      Big Y celebrates Enfield store renovations

      Headquartered in Springfield, Mass., Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Big Y operates 64 locations throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with more than 10,000 employees.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    19. New Chrysler dealership to open on Damon Road in Northampton

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      New Chrysler dealership to open on Damon Road in Northampton

      The site already features a 150-vehicle lot and a building with seven bays and an office room. Troiano said he plans to make few physical changes other than painting the facility in Chrysler colors. He has already begun advertising for employees. By the time he opens in January, Troiano plans to have about 20 workers on site, but he eventually hopes to double that number.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Kollmorgen

    20. Don Muller Gallery in downtown Northampton sold to Maya MacLachlan

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 1 2012)

      Don Muller Gallery in downtown Northampton sold to Maya MacLachlan

      MacLachlan, 37, studied art history at the University of Massachusetts before her 12-year tenure at the gallery and has been able to hit the ground running. She knows the artists, the customers and what makes the gallery so special.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Northampton

    21. Hobby Lobby to open at Holyoke Mall

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      Hobby Lobby to open at Holyoke Mall

      Holyoke Mall General Manager Bill Rogalski told 22News that construction on the Hobby Lobby store will begin this fall.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke

    22. Northampton Brewery celebrates 25 years

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      Northampton Brewery celebrates 25 years

      Twenty-five years is a long time for a business, especially one in a market as competitive as the Northampton one, so it's a great point of pride that the Northampton Brewery will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a huge bash on Sept. 30.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    23. Holyoke Big Y project still set for construction to begin in spring and take 7 months

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      Holyoke Big Y project still set for construction to begin in spring and take 7 months

      It might not seem like it, but the term “on schedule” applies to a planned $16 million retail project with a Big Y supermarket set for Lower Westfield Road and Homestead Avenue, an official said.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    24. Northampton's Bakery Normand, a beloved downtown landmark for 33 years, to close Sept. 1

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      Northampton's Bakery Normand, a beloved downtown landmark for 33 years, to close Sept. 1

      After 33 years in Northampton, Robert and Patricia Normand will close their bakery at 192 Main Street at the end of this month to "imagine what other goals, what other challenges, might await us," according to the couple's website.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

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