"As you are aware, we have been working for years on the reuse of the Polaroid site.
Several years ago on behalf of the City of Waltham, I went to Tewksbury to advocate to both the corporate marketing group as well as the real estate development group for a Market Basket and other divers retail opportunities for the citizens of Waltham.
As is visible from 128, the large steel framing is prominent. That progress has also generated more interest in this large parcel by many business concerns.
Market Basket was always contemplated to be the anchor tenant with other retail and office options.
Today, I asked for some specific data about how many residents of Waltham shop at the Market Basket in Burlington. I am advised that, at minimum, that number is 3,500 people at the Burlington store.
I will continue to keep the lines of communication open between the City of Waltham and the Market Basket corporate group and the real estate group.
We are steadfastly advocating for the completion of the entire project which includes Market Basket, a major office tenant, and other retail offerings for the citizens of Waltham.
I will update you as information is available.