New Convenience Store Opens in Waltham

The store has opened on Lexington Street.

The new store is open at 131 Lexington St. Credit: Courtesy
The new store is open at 131 Lexington St. Credit: Courtesy
A New Tedeschi's has opened in Waltham.

The new store, located at 131 Lexington St., opened on Dec. 4, according to a company spokesman. It will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight every day. 

Among other items, the store will feature Green Mountain Coffee, according to a company spokesman.

The company plans to have a grand opening event on Jan. 4. 

SCOWE DAVIDC December 07, 2013 at 08:55 AM
Just what we need - another tedeschi's - rumor is, the council voted down the pickle and a subshop that wanted to go in there citing too much traffic - theres already a convenience store right across the street - which will probably go out of business now - so much for the little guy - at least tedeschi's wont have any traffic - even tho there parking lot entrance is directly across from the dunkin donuts parking lot entrance -
Stan December 07, 2013 at 11:25 AM
City council also previously voted down a Wings Over across the street for traffic concerns while this tedeschis will easily have much more traffic through out the day.
Supporter December 07, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Sorry I have to say I think it was a great idea..We need a variety store in this area..The little guy across the street is way to expensive and very limited to what he has..So I am happy with this and so are many others..
Robert G. Logan December 08, 2013 at 07:54 PM
SCOWE DAVIDC - "Rumor is"??? Rumors should not be repeated unless verified. FACT: No business of any kind even filed an application with the City Council for any permit at that location. Robert G. Logan, Councillor Ward 9
Marshall Ottina December 08, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Scowe, it was the building on the other side of the street. http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/brandnewwatch/2012/08/30/why-does-this-vacant-building-upset-me-above-all-others-in-waltham/
Robert G. Logan December 08, 2013 at 08:30 PM
But that was for the wings place, not "the pickle" or a sub shop.
Marshall Ottina December 08, 2013 at 08:35 PM
He may have some of his facts mixed up, but the wings place was shot down for the reasons he stated. Semantics. Is the traffic that different 500 feet away and across the street, Councilor?
SCOWE DAVIDC December 09, 2013 at 07:37 AM
Thank you for clearing up the "rumor", but, Tedeschi's didnt have to apply for a permit to use that location because they are not a fast food restaurant? So I can open up an auto parts store where Wings wanted to move in, the vacant building at 110 Lexington, and I dont need a permit to do it. How much time does it take for a Fire Engine to travel from the station to the common?
Robert G. Logan December 09, 2013 at 08:44 AM
(1) Yes, an auto parts store is considered a retail use, which is allowed by right in that zoning district. (2) Depends on traffic, which depends on day of week, time of day, and weather.
SCOWE DAVIDC December 09, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Back to my initial comment - obviously the traffic situation in that area doesnt matter. If your whole business makes more money than the City's yearly budget I guess you can open up wherever you want. No ones going to question it.


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