1. Articles in category: Retail

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    1. LUXE Burger Bar scheduled to open site of former Visitor Information Center in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 7 2012)

      “We’re excited that this building will again have positive activity and will create many new jobs for city residents,” authority Chairman Armando Feliciano said this week in a release. “The project is a good combination of a local developer with a well-established restaurant group from Providence.”

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Basketball Hall of Fame

    2. Silverscape Designs closes store in dowtown Amherst

      Explore GazetteNET (Jun 6 2012)

      he closing of the Amherst store leaves a gap in downtown's north end, one that may be difficult to fill, said Tony Maroulis, executive director of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce. The building's space limitations make it an unlikely home for a national chain like Gap, he said, but it could house a "mom and pop" retail or service-oriented business.

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      Mentions:   Amherst   Northampton

    3. Springfield Sonic Drive-In opens on Boston Road

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 5 2012)

      Springfield Sonic Drive-In opens on Boston Road

      Hurwitz said he and his brother hired 85 people to open the Sonic. There will be some attrition as the crew gets its legs under it, but Hurwitz expects the restaurant will have 65 or 70 employees at any given time.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke

    4. Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

      Explore masslive.com (May 30 2012)

      Former Kollmorgen parcel may help Northampton put another piece into King Street puzzle

      With the former Kollmorgen site on King Street spoken for, city planners, developers and real estate brokers are hopeful that the stretch of King from downtown to Damon Road will finally reach its potential.

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      Mentions:   Colvest Group   West Springfield   Springfield

    5. Northampton Volkswagen to move to former Kollmorgen site

      Explore masslive.com (May 21 2012)

      Northampton Volkswagen to move to former Kollmorgen site

      Cosenzi Automotive Realty, which owns Northampton Volkswagen and several other car dealerships under the name TommyCar Auto Group, purchased the former Kollmorgen headquarters at 347 King Street for $1.8 million last Friday. The 5-acre property was on the market for $4 million but sold for less than half of that because of the expense of tearing down and removing the existing building, according to real estate agent Patrick M. Goggins, who brokered the deal. Goggins said there is asbestos and other hazardous materials in the building.

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      Mentions:   Northampton   Greenfield   Kollmorgen

    6. Westfield Rocky's Ace Hardware to host gala reopening Saturday

      Explore masslive.com (May 17 2012)

      Westfield Rocky's Ace Hardware to host gala reopening Saturday

      Mayor Daniel M. Knapik, who will assist in the re-opening celebration, said “the Falcone family has made a substantial investment in our downtown with this new store as well as ongoing renovation of other property they own here.”

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      Mentions:   Westfield   Daniel M. Knapik

    7. Springfield's Food Zone International Supermarket caters to cuisine curious

      Explore masslive.com (May 5 2012)

      Springfield's Food Zone International Supermarket caters to cuisine curious

      The store has 50 employees and Ferreira said he tries to make them knowledgeable about the variety of items the store carries. Ferreira said people from surrounding communities are often hesitant to stop at the store because they are unfamiliar with the location or don’t want to come into the city, but once they do visit, they become regular customers.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   The Republican

    8. Holyoke year away from seeing construction begin on Big Y-retail plaza

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 30 2012)

      Holyoke year away from seeing construction begin on Big Y-retail plaza

       Construction is set to begin in spring 2013 on a $16 million retail project with a Big Y supermarket set for Lower Westfield Road and Homestead Avenue, officials said.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    9. Five Guys Burgers and Fries planned for former B'Shara's restaurant site in West Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Apr 25 2012)

      Five Guys Burgers and Fries planned for former B'Shara's restaurant site in West Springfield

      He anticipates the restaurant, which will seat about 70, will employ around 50 full- and part-time employees.  Zinck opened a Five Guys restaurant in December in Little River Plaza on Route 20 in Westfield, where he said business has been good. A former women’s jewelery salesman, Zinck also owns four other Five Guys franchises. They are in Hanover, Swansea, North Dartmouth and Seekonk, all communities in the eastern part of the state.

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Westfield

    10. Holyoke Planning Board approves $16 million retail project including a Big Y supermarket

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 22 2012)

      Holyoke Planning Board approves $16 million retail project including a Big Y supermarket

      O’Connell Development Group told city officials the plan is to begin construction this year and have the project open late next year or in 2014, said Kathleen G. Anderson, director of the city Office of Planning and Development.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    11. Big Y’s big savings with new loss-prevention software

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Mar 15 2012)

      Springfield food chain Big Y, with stores in Connecticut, has signed with an Atlanta audit-software maker whose system has already shown value speeding the grocer's ability to curb retail "shrinkage.''

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield

    12. Area malls welcoming new stores, businesses and changes in 2012

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2012)

      Area malls welcoming new stores, businesses and changes in 2012

      "Generally, what's been happening is that malls are trying to be more responsive to their competition, from other stores and the Internet. Most malls now are shifting their focus to becoming entertainment centers," Costanzo said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Holyoke   The Republican

    13. Mason Square supermarket could be viable, according to CEO who has made urban stores work

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 1 2012)

      Mason Square supermarket could be viable, according to CEO who has made urban stores work

      A full-line supermarket complete with fresh fruit and vegetables at reasonable prices could be profitable in the low-income Mason Square neighborhood, according to a man who's built a successful chain of ShopRite supermarkets in inner-city Philadelphia.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield Technical Community College   Stop & Shop

    14. Holyoke Planning Board meeting on $16 million Big Y project postponed

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 29 2012)

      O’Connell Development Group here is planning a commercial project with two buildings and 110,000 square feet of retail that might include a restaurant, bank and other stores, officials said.  Supporters have said the project will benefit the city with 250 jobs, $400,000 a year in property tax revenue and restoring life to a dormant site.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    15. Mass. foodmaker buys CT's Grote & Weigel

      Explore HartfordBusiness.com (Feb 29 2012)

      The company, which shut its doors earlier this month, has found salvation from Massachusetts food maker J. Polep Distribution Services, which bought Grote's assets from a bank and has pledged to reopen production facilities on Monday.

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    16. A Landmark Decision

      Explore BusinessWest (Feb 28 2012)

      A Landmark Decision

      She’s calling it Cooper’s Commons, a nod to Ensign Thomas Cooper — the Civil War naval hero who lived in the home just after that conflict ended — and also to the store her father created at the rear of the property nearly 40 years ago and named after the ensign. And she described the concept as “a place where Thornes Marketplace, Northampton, meets the Village Commons, South Hadley,” a reference to two of the region’s best-known centers of eclectic retail.

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      Mentions:   Northampton

    17. Friendly's wants to add beer, wine at Chicopee location in bid to change image of Wilbraham-based chain

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 23 2012)

      Wilbraham-based Friendly Ice Cream Corp. has applied for a beer-and-wine license for its location at 529 Memorial Drive in Chicopee.

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      Mentions:   Western New England University   Springfield   Chicopee

    18. Buoyed by GM's record profits, Western Massachusetts dealers expect business ...

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 16 2012)

      Buoyed by GM's record profits, Western Massachusetts dealers expect business ...

      Michael D. Balise, vice president of Balise Motor Sales Co., which has Chevrolet and Buick-GM dealerships in the area, said Thursday that sales were up about 14 percent last year.  “There is a lot of pent-up demand,” Balise said. “It is not that the economy is good. People can’t fix their cars anymore and have to buy new ones.”

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      Mentions:   West Springfield   Springfield   Greenfield

    19. Big Y Foods says 'hometown feel' is key to its business success

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 10 2012)

      Big Y Foods says 'hometown feel' is key to its business success

      “We want to be careful about how we grow” and not grow too fast, he says. Generally focused on “modest, planned growth,” the company’s goal is to add a couple stores per year as Big Y Foods moves forward.

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      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    20. Big Y executes sale-lease agreement in Lee

      Explore Home - Berkshire Eagle Online (Jan 24 2012)

      Big Y had bought the Pleasant Street property for $4.25 million in September 2010 from the F.L. Roberts Co. of Springfield. F.L. Roberts formerly operated Diesel Dan’s truck stop plaza on the lot, which is located off Route 2 of the Massachusetts Turnpike. The company planned to convert the space into a $21.5 million travel plaza, but sold the property to Big Y when the economic downturn caused those plans to fall through. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Springfield   Holyoke

    21. Holyoke considers $16 million Big Y project: jobs and tax revenue vs. traffic and possible fast-food drive-up window

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 17 2012)

      Jobs and tax revenue are being weighed against increased traffic and a possible fast-food restaurant with a drive-up window in the consideration of a proposed $16 million supermarket project. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Holyoke   Westfield

    22. New bakery, Sal's Bakery & Cafe, opens on Belmont Avenue in Springfield

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 16 2012)

      New bakery, Sal's Bakery & Cafe, opens on Belmont Avenue in Springfield A lifelong city residents, owner Salvatore Circosta runs the emerging business with his two friends Nunzio Bruno, who is the business manager, and Santino Bruno, who is the operations manager. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Springfield   The Republican

    23. Holyoke hearing on $16 million Big Y plan draws people concerned about traffic, noise and trash

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Most officials have heralded the project because of the estimated 250 jobs and $520,000 to $590,000 a year in property taxes the developer has said it would generate. About 30 people, in addition to more than a dozen city officials and consultants with the developer, attended the Planning Board hearing at City Hall. O’Connell Development pitched its plan for a 110,000-square-foot project at Homestead Avenue and Lower Westfield Road during the site-plan review hearing. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Big Y Foods   Kathleen G. Anderson   Holyoke

    24. Friendly's emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing more stores

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 10 2012)

      Friendly's emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after closing more stores Friendly Ice Cream Corp. emerged from bankruptcy protection Monday after its corporate owners repurchased the iconic brand for $122.6 million, and in the process closed more than 100 locations and wiped away $297 million in debt. (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   The Republican   Friendly's Ice Cream Corporation

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