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    1. In a Class by Itself | BusinessWest

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

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

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

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

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

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

      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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    8. ALDI discount grocery store wins permit to open facility off Riverdale Street in West Springfield

      ALDI discount grocery store wins permit to open facility off Riverdale Street in West Springfield

      Planning Board members encouraged the two parties to negotiate with each other, something Goldberg said came to nothing. He accused Developers Diversified Realty, which was not represented at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting and which rents space to a Stop and Shop supermarket, of trying to “sabotage” plans for the ALDI. There were no representatives of the Ohio company at Wednesday’s Planning Board meeting.

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