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What's Going On At Lexington/Trapelo Intersection?

Find out what kind of building is being built at the site.

You may have seen it recently -- the steel building girders being erected at the corner of Lexington Street and Trapelo Road and wondered what is being built there.

Well, only half of an answer is available yet. According to Waltham's Acting Building Inspector Patrick Powell, developer and site owner Daniel Yu is constructing a building to eventually house retail and office tenants. However, Powell said no tenants have applied for the site yet. 

City Councilor Robert Logan tweeted that it would be the same building Yu had planned for  Those plans were eventually cancelled.

 

SM Humphreys November 20, 2012 at 11:54 AM
An Asian restaurant would be nice. North Waltham does not need another bank or coffee shop.
Ace November 20, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Asian takeout or bakery would be great!
Christine Clements November 20, 2012 at 01:51 PM
True!!
soccer guz November 20, 2012 at 01:57 PM
iheard shaws across the street is closing
Theresa November 20, 2012 at 05:11 PM
How about stop building new buildings & fill all the empty offices/retail stores. Doesn't look to me that the economy is getting better..
Cairo kid November 20, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Another Bank? How comes they can get permits to operate and no questions about parking?....yet let a new restaurant try to apply, all the old farts start to complain, NOT in my backyard! Waltham, ur losing it!
Ryan Grannan-Doll (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Cairo Kid, read the story again. The plans for the bank were cancelled.
Brian Scalese November 21, 2012 at 01:25 AM
I know the drive through got axed by the city council, but any news on weather Starbucks would be interested in taking the space without a drive through?
NWBL November 21, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Really???? That's terrible.
vet74 November 21, 2012 at 07:45 AM
Hoping another Lanai Island will get in there....we def need a Chinese Restaurant in North Waltham.
vet74 November 21, 2012 at 07:46 AM
With their prices it does not surprise me. There is no excuse for their HIGH PRICES.
Meredith November 21, 2012 at 11:56 AM
A Starbucks would be fab! A coffee house for the real coffee drinkers!!
Mary November 21, 2012 at 08:01 PM
I loved Lanai Island, we need a good resturant with a lounge and dance floor like the Cottage Crest, I miss the both places very much. A nice resturant along Pleasant St Watertown/Waltham line would be a good location, lost osf empty buildings there.
Trapelo Rd Resident November 22, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I would love for Starbucks to work out. It would also be great to have another restaurant of any kind to grab a drink and a quick bite while catching the game.
Walter Tham November 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
No more banks! They are future abandoned buildings. Please put a freeze on construction for banks. There are already way too many.
moog November 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM
How about a nice Armenian bakery! we need one in Waltham.
NatureGuy November 29, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Forget $tarbucks, how about a REAL coffee shop with local musicians- a nice place to stop and be entertained. A GOOD sushi bar would be really nice too (no super market sushi).
Jason Wichern November 29, 2012 at 02:52 PM
People with lots of ideas, but no one is willing to step up with any money to start these businesses. Its great to have ideas of what we want, but until someone comes along with the capital to start one of these places, its all a pipe dream.
Daniel Iknaian November 29, 2012 at 04:27 PM
I spoke to the leasing agent for this spot. The rents are pretty darn high even for Waltham... almost 70$ a sq/ft... those are numbers only a bank or a national chain can afford... I dont see any small business going in there.
Maureen Booth December 01, 2012 at 01:23 AM
How about a breakfast joint. Something like the old Pewter Pot ?
Walthamguy December 01, 2012 at 07:34 AM
Hmm, thanks for The Patch for this timely news update but for sure there must be a lot more more to this story! So much money being poured into that corner without any signed-up lease holders, really?

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