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    1. New antiques store on Main Street in Wilbraham offers vintage furniture and accessories | masslive

      New antiques store on Main Street in Wilbraham offers vintage furniture and accessories | masslive

      Cathy Hensley of Ludlow recently realized one of her dreams by opening Rooster Hollow antique shop, a vintage furniture and accessories store at 757 Main Street.
      The antiques shop is located in the building adjacent to Rice’s Fruit Farm, to the rear of the property.  Rice’s Fruit Farm is still being renovated Anthony Maloni, the new owner, awaiting an opening.  The Rooster Hollow antique shop opened in late fall.
        “We’re located in the old machine shop of Rice’s,” Hensley said. She said she is leasing her building, the red barn, from Maloni.  Hensley said she is ...

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    2. Big Y hiring for Big Y Express location in Pittsfield | masslive

      Big Y hiring for Big Y Express location in Pittsfield | masslive

      Springfield-based Big Y Foods Inc. will hire 12 part-time positions available for its newest location; Big Y Express Gas & Convenience Store located at 202 West St, Pittsfield.  The store opens at the end of February  The hiring and interviewing will be completed at the Big Y Supermarket location at 200 West St, Pittsfield. All interested applicants should apply at www.bigy.com.  Big Y Express offers flexible shifts and many scheduling options. Big Y's employee benefits include competitive wages, paid holidays, paid time off, tuition assistance, scholarships, a 401(k) plan, and a work/life care program, according to ...

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    3. O'Reilly Auto Parts opening in Springfield, chain plans more stores in Western Massachusetts | masslive

      O'Reilly Auto Parts opening in Springfield, chain plans more stores in Western Massachusetts | masslive

      O'Reilly Auto Parts plans to open its new Springfield location, its first in Western Massachusetts, sometime in the first quarter of 2015.  O'Reilly, which is based in Springfield, Missouri, is also planning to open more stores in Western Massachusetts following this first location at 664 State St., said spokesman Mark Merz.  O'Reilly was founded as a family business in 1957 in Missouri. Since then, it has grown to 4,311 locations in 43 states

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    4. Loose Goose cafe closing in Amherst with Archipelago Investments impending purchase of the Carriage Shops | masslive

      Loose Goose cafe closing in Amherst with Archipelago Investments impending purchase of the Carriage Shops | masslive

      The café is the latest business to close with the impending sale of the Carriage Shops to Archipelago Investments. In the months up to now, some businesses have moved, but others like Loose Goose have closed.  Larry Severance and his wife Jacquelyn Severance opened the café 13 years ago, first in space in a shop out back and then to the street where it now sits at the bend on North Pleasant across from Kendrick Park.

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    5. Northampton needs a strategy to keep its unique stores, says director of economic development

      Northampton needs a strategy to keep its unique stores, says director of economic development

      A handful of entrepreneurs set up shop in downtown Northampton when no one else wanted anything to do with the place and made it into a destination. Instead of shopping at chains in a mall, customers could visit unique shops, have an ice cream and relax in a red-brick piece of the 19th and early 20th century. Over the decades, stores have come and gone. Some of the pioneers have passed on as well. Dan Yacuzzo, whose Eastside Grill helped spur Northampton's culinary reputation, died last year. When Eva Trager, who created Country Comfort on Main Street, passed a ...

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    6. Faces in Northampton to close after 40 years in business

      Faces in Northampton to close after 40 years in business

      Steve Vogel, Peter Vogel's father, co-founded Faces of Earth in Amherst in 1971. A second store in downtown Northampton was opened in 1986; in 1991 the Amherst store closed for good. Faces added a second floor at its Northampton location in 1994. Vogel said the store remains profitable, and that any inquires about purchasing the business should be directed to him in writing at the store. Vogel has asked not to be contacted by telephone.

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    7. Springfield Parking Authority seeks retail tenant for downtown Columbus Center complex, pledging 'open arms' approach

      Springfield Parking Authority seeks retail tenant for downtown Columbus Center complex, pledging 'open arms' approach

      The Springfield Parking Authority is looking for a new retail tenant at the Columbus Center complex in the downtown, pledging an "open arms" approach to potential new and innovative uses of the two-floor space that has housed restaurants in the past. Proposals are due by Jan. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Parking Authority office, 150 Bridge St.

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    8. Holyoke finalizes $750,000 sale of Lynch School to Miami firm that will build retail site with several tenants

      Holyoke finalizes $750,000 sale of Lynch School to Miami firm that will build retail site with several tenants

      Frontier Development of Miami, Florida will buy the old school and plans to redevelop the property into a two- to three-tenant retail site, officials have said. Tenants at other Frontier Development retail sites include AT&T, Sprint, AutoZone, Cold Stone Creamery, Foot Locker, Mattress Giant, Lane Bryant women's clothing and Starbucks, along with restaurants and pharmacies, according to the company website. The latter would seem to be out of play since Lynch sits across Northampton Street from a Walgreens and a Rite Aid.

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    9. Gary Rome Hyundai seeks to buy Whiting Farms Road site, submits $2 million proposal for property

      Gary Rome Hyundai seeks to buy Whiting Farms Road site, submits $2 million proposal for property

      The Holyoke Gas and Electric Department has awarded a contract for a Whiting Farms Road property to Gary Rome Hyundai with an expectation an agreement will be signed soon, despite neighbors' opposition to certain kinds of development at the site, officials said. Bids for the 19-acre property were publicly opened by Holyoke Gas and Electric Commission (HGE) in May. The commission awarded the contract to Gary Rome, which submitted a bid for $2,050,000, at a public meeting on June 4, officials said. Gary Rome Hyundai has a dealership at 1000 Main St. in the city. Gary Rome Auto ...

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    10. Fleet Feet store opens at The Shops in Longmeadow | masslive.com

      Fleet Feet store opens at The Shops in Longmeadow | masslive.com

      A new store has opened at The Shops, at 680 Bliss Road, in the space formerly occupied by Pendleton. Fleet Feet Sports, a running, walking and fitness franchise, owned and operated by Timothy D. Murphy, opened on July 24. While there are 130 franchises in the country, this is the first in Massachusetts. “We are thrilled to be here,” Murphy said. “We couldn’t have picked a better location. This is an active community that supports local businesses, and there are good running routes in town.”  Running routes are important to Murphy because an essential aspect of the Fleet Feet ...

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    11. Westfield Planning Board approves proposed redevelopment of former Balise auto dealership property

      Westfield Planning Board approves proposed redevelopment of former Balise auto dealership property

      The Planning Board has approved the estimated $10 million redevelopment of the former Balise auto dealership property at 99 Springfield Rd. The board, following a unanimous vote, issued the necessary special permit, site plan and storm water management plan approval requested by Westfield residents Julie and Nabil Hannoush for a project that will ultimate see the addition of three new buildings and new businesses that will create upwards of 200 jobs.

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    12. Common Capital announces loan to Quabbin Harvest, a co-op grocery in Orange

      Common Capital announces loan to Quabbin Harvest, a co-op grocery in Orange

      Common Capital, the Holyoke based nonprofit lender to small business, has closed a $40,000  loan to help Quabbin Harvest, a soon-to-open grocery cooperative in Orange. Chris Sikes, Common Capital's CEO, made the announcement in an email Wednesday. Common Capital is making the loan in partnership with the Cooperative Fund of New England and the Mount Grace Land Trust. The trust  purchased the building at 12 North Main St. where the new market is being built. The location was the former Workers Credit Union building. The market is set to open in the middle of September, said Quabbin ...

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    13. Archipelago Investments plans a 78-unit housing complex with space for 4 retail shops at Carriage Shops site

      Archipelago Investments plans a 78-unit housing complex with space for 4 retail shops at Carriage Shops site

      Archipelago Investments is proposing to build a five-story brick and white cedar apartment and retail complex just a stone's throw from its 36-unit project called Kendrick Place. The company submitted plans for its 49,100-square foot project called 1 East Pleasant on the Carriage Shops site to the Planning Department earlier this month. The Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on the site plan review for Oct. 1.

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    14. Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

      Friendly's enters into marketing relationship with New England Patriots

      New England favorite Friendly's Ice Cream has entered into a marketing relationship with the New England Patriots.  Beginning Monday, Sept. 8, the day after the regular-season opener against Miami, Kids eat free on the day after a Patriots victory. Rules for the promotion are: one free Level 1 kid’s meal for every adult entree purchased, Friendly's said this week in a news release  The Friendly's sponsorship also includes in-stadium promotions and signs, social media and appearances by the Patriots Cheerleaders and mascot, Pat Patriot, at Friendly’s events. Friendly’s will also extend the benefits of ...

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    15. Longmeadow Shops proposes expansion; 1 Select Board member responds with residents' complaints

      Longmeadow Shops proposes expansion; 1 Select Board member responds with residents' complaints

      A plan to expand the Longmeadow Shops retail center, located at 704 Bliss Road, was presented to the Longmeadow Select Board at its July 21 meeting.  Matthew Wittmer, an architect with Phase Zero Design Inc., came before the board to represent Grove Property Fund, the corporation that owns and rents out the shopping center.  He envisioned several new shops 'of the same quality and caliber of Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware,' being added to the retail opportunities already available to local residents, as well as the installation of a CVS drive-thru and 48 new parking spaces to improve the flow ...

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    16. UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

      UMass student farmers celebrate growing collaboration with Big Y World Class Market

      On Friday morning, a handful of University of Massachusetts student farmers dressed in dusty shorts and T-shirts, were busy harvesting yellow squash, zucchini and eggplants that would soon be on the shelves of two Big Y World Class Market stores. This is the first summer the students from the UMass Student Farm have been supplying summer crops to the Springfield-based chain. In the past two years, they sold fall crops there, said farm manager Amanda Brown. But the partnership with Big Y has grown and both hope it will continue to flourish.

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    17. More Investments in the Future | BusinessWest

      More Investments in the Future | BusinessWest

      he East Columbus Avenue project is the latest — and probably the last, “at least for now” — for the company in Western Mass., said Balise, noting that every dealership in the regional portfolio has been replaced or substantially renovated over the past eight years, with investments totaling more than $30 million.  The project list includes new facilities for Balise Toyota, Balise Lexus, and Balise Honda, all on Riverdale Street in West Springfield; Balise Chevy Buick GMC on West Columbus Avenue in Springfield; and Balise Ford on Boston Road in Wilbraham. Meanwhile, the Balise Mazda facility, also on Riverdale Street, has been ...

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    18. Dunkin' Donuts to open at 100 Congress St. in Springfield

      Dunkin' Donuts to open at 100 Congress St. in Springfield

      Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and Dunkin' Donuts franchisees Peter Martins and John Salema will attend, according to a press release from the mayor's office. Members of the Armory Quadrangle Civic Association will also be present. The location of Congress Street near the intersection with Dwight Street is adjacent to the recently refurbished LaQuinta Inn and Suites.

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    19. The Works opens in downtown Amherst in space that had been empty for years | masslive.com

      The Works opens in downtown Amherst in space that had been empty for years | masslive.com

      For years, the space that had once been home to D'Angelo's had been dark, but earlier this year The Works Bakery Cafe opened quietly this spring.  It is a sandwich shop among other things and it's the eighth and largest such venture for the company, which opened its first shop in Manchester Vermont in 1988 as an alternative to fast food chains. That means for the company knowing where the food comes from and buying locally when they can.

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    20. Big Y completes work at Westfield store | masslive.com

      Big Y completes work at Westfield store | masslive.com

      Big Y Foods Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the renovations at their Westfield Shops World Class Market at 475 East Main St. in Westfield.  This $1.25 million renovation effort began in September 2013 and included renovations in all departments including new additions throughout the store. The 65,163 square foot store was acquired from Waldbaum’s Food Mart in 2003. This past renovation represents the first major changes since that time, according to a news release from Big Y.

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    21. Dunkin' Donuts to open new location in downtown Springfield next to La Quinta hotel

      Dunkin' Donuts to open new location in downtown Springfield next to La Quinta hotel

      A new Dunkin' Donuts at 100 Congress St. is taking shape and the company plans to have it open by early June. The new drive-in-equipped Dunkin' Donuts is at the intersection of Congress and Dwight streets, next to the recently refurbished La Quinta Inn and Suites. The donut shop will also offer flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, digital menu boards and an outdoor patio seating area, according to a news release.

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