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    1. $9.2 million tax-exempt bond boosts Springfield YMCA housing renovation project

      $9.2 million tax-exempt bond boosts Springfield YMCA housing renovation project

      A local development group has launched a $15 million housing renovation project at the YMCA building on Chestnut Street, aided by a newly announced $9.2 million tax exempt bond issued by MassDevelopment. MassDevelopment is the state’s finance and development agency that works with businesses, nonprofits, financial institutions and communities to stimulate economic growth statewide.

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    2. Amherst Boasts Some Positive Transitions

      Amherst Boasts Some Positive Transitions

      Amherst is a community in transition, Paul Bockelman says — in some positive ways. The most notable change, obviously, was the seating of Amherst’s first Town Council last month; 13 members were elected following a change in the town charter last March that included a move away from the town-meeting form of government. “Some people who advocated for the charter change felt the representative town meeting wasn’t fully representative of the town and wasn’t nimble enough to address the issues that were facing the town on a daily basis,” said Bockelman, Amherst’s town manager. Other people, he ...

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    3. ‘10,000 square feet of awesome’ set to open at Springfield Innovation Center (photos, video)

      ‘10,000 square feet of awesome’ set to open at Springfield Innovation Center (photos, video)

      Delivery crews hauled new office furniture into the Springfield Innovation Center Friday as Kristin Leutz, CEO of Valley Venture Mentors, pointed out all the uses VVM will have for its space in the building, which is nearing the final stages of more than $7 million in renovations spearheaded by DevelopSpringfield. VVM’s Hub for business startups will have “hot desk” — space where entrepreneurs can grab a first-come, first-served place to work — as well as reserved desks, private offices, private phone rooms for making calls without disturbing others, meeting rooms, an auditorium, a shared kitchen and a nursing room. “A new ...

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    4. “Linking Digital Advertising to Business Growth” A training series for Western Massachusetts business owners

      “Linking Digital Advertising to Business Growth” A training series for Western Massachusetts business owners

      Common Capital is presenting a free training “Linking Digital Advertising to Business Growth” beginning on Friday, January 18th, 2019.  This grant funded training series is available to all businesses in Western Massachusetts.      The goal of the program is to improve the digital marketing skills of small business owners and increasing their ability to bring in more customers and improve sales.  This training will be presented on Friday mornings between 9 and 11 AM and will continue through May 2019.  All participants will receive step by step actionable plans as well as guidance from experts to increase their success in ...

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    5. Springfield’s Chestnut Towers sells within company for $12 million

      Springfield’s Chestnut Towers sells within company for $12 million

      Chestnut Towers in Springfield changed hands last month but didn’t really change hands. According to papers filed at the Hampden County Registry of Deeds Dec. 12, the 489-apartment complex looming over Springfield’s downtown was sold by Related Springfield Associates Limited Partnership to Chestnut Park Preservation LLP for $12 million.

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    6. DevelopSpringfield seeks to begin renovations at historic Maple St. school

      DevelopSpringfield seeks to begin renovations at historic Maple St. school

      A million-dollar plan to renovate the former Springfield Female Seminary, one of Springfield’s oldest buildings, into small offices and co-working space for entrepreneurs seems to be finally moving forward. DevelopSpringfield, a nonprofit funded in part by MassMutual that buys and rehabs troubled properties, advertised this month for contractors for the WorkHub at 77 Maple project. Bids are due Jan. 3.

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    7. White Lion Brewery moves equipment into Tower Square in downtown Springfield

      White Lion Brewery moves equipment into Tower Square in downtown Springfield

      Springfield will soon have a brewery downtown. White Lion Brewery moved their brewing equipment into their new space in Tower Square on Thursday. The company has leased 10,000 square feet within Tower Square, with plans to open a production and packaging facility with taproom in 2019. The space was once occupied by Spaghetti Freddy’s but has been vacant for more than a decade. White Lion was previously in talks to build a brewpub in the MassLive building but faced setbacks due to engineering concerns, The Republican reported.

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    8. New restaurant planned at Longmeadow Shops by owners of the Federal in Agawam | masslive.com

      New restaurant planned at Longmeadow Shops by owners of the Federal in Agawam | masslive.com

      A new restaurant is coming to the Shops in Longmeadow.  Ralph Santaniello, owner of the Federal restaurant in Agawam, along with his partner and executive chef, Michael Presnal, will open an Italian-style restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Bertucci's. It will be called Posto.  'Posto means 'place' in Italian,' says Santaniello, '(and) in this case, the place to be.'

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    9. 100-unit apartment complex proposed on Holy Family Road in Holyoke

      100-unit apartment complex proposed on Holy Family Road in Holyoke

      Developer Tom Adamczyk unveiled plans this week for 100 rental units at 15 Holy Family Road in the city's Ingleside neighborhood. The City Council's Ordinance Committee is considering a zone change for the site that would allow for multifamily use. Ron Levesque, of R. Levesque Associates, a Westfield design firm, presented plans for the proposed development at the committee's meeting Tuesday.

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    10. NAI Plotkin Sells Historic Hampden Savings Bank Building in Downtown Springfield

      NAI Plotkin, a leading commercial real-estate brokerage firm, announced it represented the seller in the sale of 1665 Main St., a 2,010-square-foot commercial building, formerly Hampden Savings Bank, located in downtown Springfield. The building was constructed in 1918 and has a glass ceiling with an ornate supporting structure, marble walls, and copper entrance. The asset sold for $285,000, although it last assessed for $127,600. Wilfredo Lopez of NAI Plotkin was the listing broker for the property. RLTY Development Springfield LLC secured the property and, as the new owner, plans to complete restoration of the original bank building ...

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    11. River Valley Co-op, eyeing Easthampton site, plans public info session

      River Valley Co-op, eyeing Easthampton site, plans public info session

      Those with questions about plans by River Valley Co-op to open a second store on Rt. 10 in Easthampton could gain more information over the weekend. The upscale natural foods market, now located in Northampton, plans an "Easthampton Store Project Open House & Info Session" on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Eastworks building.  Draft site plans will be on display, market management and board members will be on hand, and representatives from Thomas Douglas Architects and The Berkshire Design Group plan to attend, according to a Facebook post, which says public feedback and input will ...

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    12. Dunkin' -- complete with donuts -- unveils store of the future at Springfield College

      Dunkin' -- complete with donuts -- unveils store of the future at Springfield College

      The new store, which opened last week in the Union Station Food Court area of the Richard B. Flynn Campus Union, also features a nitrogen-charged tap system for Dunkin's new cold brew coffees. The new food trend is to charge iced coffee with nitrogen to give at a creamy texture. Think of a Guinness beer. This new Dunkin' also has the latest technology for brewing coffee both hot and iced and for making espressos, including macchiatos.

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    13. Blame it on the rain: Weather at fault for delay in Springfield Riverfront Park renovation...

      Blame it on the rain: Weather at fault for delay in Springfield Riverfront Park renovation...

      A $2.5 million renovation project at Riverfront Park is taking longer than expected, with Mother Nature getting the blame. Officials are blaming the extremely rainy weather this fall for the delay, with the project now expected to be done by June 15, 2019, said Peter Garvey, the city's director of Capital Asset Construction. In addition to the near record rainfall this fall, there was a snowstorm in November. When the City Council approved a $1.6 million bond for the project in November 2017, officials said they hoped to have the park ready to coincide with the opening ...

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    14. 110 Grill restaurant sets Holyoke Mall opening date, Saugus not far behind | masslive.com

      110 Grill restaurant sets Holyoke Mall opening date, Saugus not far behind | masslive.com

      The 110 Grill Restaurant will open Dec. 12 at Holyoke Mall, the chain announced this week.  The 180-seat restaurant is on the upper level near JCPenney. It will open at 4 p.m. serving lunch and dinner.  Based in Westford, 110 Grill has 16 locations in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire and recently bought the Evviva Cucina locations in Westford and Marlborough.

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    15. Demolition of former Peter Pan bus terminal in full swing

      Demolition of former Peter Pan bus terminal in full swing

      Demolition of the former Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal Building in downtown Springfield is in full swing.  After weeks of gutting the interior, crews with Associated Building Wreckers have begun tearing down the exterior walls. The bus terminal at 1776 Main St. had been a downtown mainstay since it opened in 1969.  With the opening of Union Station across the street, Peter Pan relocated its offices and bus operation to the new location.

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    16. Delaney's Market take-home meals from The Log Cabin coming to downtown Springfield, 3 other Massachusetts locations

      Delaney's Market take-home meals from The Log Cabin coming to downtown Springfield, 3 other Massachusetts locations

      Restaurateur Peter Rosskothen will expand his Delaney's Market take-home meal concept with a location on Main Street in downtown Springfield to open in early 2019. Rosskothen opened the first and at this point only Delaney's Market in the Longmeadow Shops in 2016. He said Thursday he has further plans to add more locations in Wilbraham, Westfield and at his Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House, 500 Easthampton Road in Holyoke. The Wilbraham and Westfield locations are not done deals yet, he said.

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    17. Boston-based developer expects to announce new retail tenant near MGM Springfield by end of year

      Boston-based developer expects to announce new retail tenant near MGM Springfield by end of year

       Developers Davenport Companies is in discussions with a retail tenant who might take up most of the Main Street-fronting space in its long-planned Davenport Square project near MGM Springfield. Charles Irving, principal with Boston-based Davenport, said recently that he expects to make a public announcement of the deal sometime before January. Davenport has long proposed an 11,000-square-foot multi-tenant building with parking to the rear on the site. The Head Start daycare facility is currently the only business on the property, occupying a section to the rear away from Main Street.

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      Mentions: Springfield MGM
    18. Springfield City Council approves special permit for lumber recycling business at Diamond Match property

      Springfield City Council approves special permit for lumber recycling business at Diamond Match property

      The City Council granted a special permit Monday for a wood recycling business on Paridon Street at the former Diamond Match property in East Forest Park, after the owner made improvements to the site and gained support from the neighborhood association. The council vote was 11-1 in favor of the special permit following a hearing at City Hall, with the lone no vote cast by Councilor Adam Gomez.

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    19. Springfield seeks developer for tax-title business lots

      Springfield seeks developer for tax-title business lots

      The city has advertised for bids for the purchase and development of three tax-foreclosed business lots at the corner of Walnut and Union streets in the Old Hill neighborhood. The combined lots, totaling 25,603 square feet, are across the street from the Mason Wright Retirement Community. The combined lots have an assessed value of $55,100. "We are open to anything that conforms with the zoning, and is compatible with the neighborhood," said Brian Connors, the city's deputy director of economic development. "Over the years, there has been some amount of interest in that property."

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    20. With Stop & Shop plans dead, Tasty Top site on market for $3 million in Easthampton

      With Stop & Shop plans dead, Tasty Top site on market for $3 million in Easthampton

      Stop & Shop corporation is no longer interested in building a retail plaza at 93-99 Northampton Road, and the 34-acre site -- home of Tasty Top ice cream and Easthampton Golf -- is on the market for $3 million. Property owner Dennis Courtney told The Republican on Tuesday that "Stop & Shop is totally gone," and that the corporation told him in August that "they had decided not to do the project." Courtney, of Florence, is manager of a family trust that owns the land. The family has owned the property "forever," said Courtney. A large "for sale" sign, directing interested parties to the ...

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    21. Way Finders begins demolition of old Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal

      Way Finders begins demolition of old Peter Pan Springfield Bus Terminal

      Demolition workers began razing the former Peter Pan Bus Terminal on Monday, making way for a new 33,000-square-foot Way Finders housing center and corporate offices. Once open in early 2020, the housing center will allow Way Finders (formerly HAP Housing) to provide  housing assistance, financial literacy education, job search help, vocational education and first-time home buyer programs to more people. It expects to boost the number of families through its doors from about 20,000 a year now to 30,000 a year or more.

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