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A Market Basket in Waltham?

Market Basket may come to Waltham.

The developer of the former Polaroid site is in negotiations to locate a Market Basket grocery store at the site, according to the Boston Globe.

Developer Sam Park told Globe that he is discussing with DeMoulas Supermarkets Inc., Market Basket's parent company, possibly opening a store at the site.

The project, however, is proceeding slowly, according to the Globe. Park told newspaper that it could be another year before construction work begins on new stores at the site, which is slated to be a mixed-use development.

Moving utility lines at the site has slowed the work, according to the Globe. The electric company will not allow the lines to be reconnected to another part of the site during the winter and summer because of high power demands. As a result, the lines would have to be moved during the spring or fall, when power demand drops. Park, however, said he may not make the time window this spring. 

Demolition of the site started a year ago, with structural steel being built within the year, but that has come and gone. Park told the Globe he will not have an updated timeline for several weeks. 

Despite the slow progress, interest in the site is high, according to Park. 

For more details on the project's progress visit the Boston Globe. 

Danny Bellan April 27, 2012 at 07:19 PM
They will probably end up building a bank instead just like the former store 24 and sals sites. God forbid they build something useful...
Hector Masseri July 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
the market basket idea is great. this is a great store to shop for grocerys. I hope they come to waltham so I dont has to drive to burlington, and this will bring jobs to waltham.
Daniel Iknaian September 24, 2012 at 11:20 PM
They should put this where the Ford dealer was... its a great location for it, right near Brandeis.
mary smith March 09, 2013 at 11:52 PM
Definitely should be a market basket at the polaroid location

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