Sunday, December 30, 2012
Check out the top business stories of 2012.
Waltham was filled with business news in 2012, some bad, some great and some weird headlines. Several businesses opened, while others proposed opening. Others closed. Check out the list below of the year's most notable business headlines. (NOTE: This list is based on the popularity and overall news value of each story).
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Many businesses are slated to open in Waltham in 2013, including a new Panera Bread, Chipotle, Five Guys, and maybe even some new tenants at the former Polaroid site. Undoubtedly, you are excited to have more places to choose from when you are hungry or are looking for social night out! In the comments section below, tell us which stores you are most excited to see open this coming year!
Friday, December 21, 2012
A national nutrition supplement retailer is coming to Waltham.
GNC, a national nutrition supllement retailer, plans to open a store in Waltham. GNC plans to open at 1030 Main St., known as the Main Street Markpetplace. A sign for the store was hanging during a Wednesday, Dec. 12 visit to the site and the company appears on a list of tenants for the site, according to the site's realtor, The Dartmouth Company. No listing for the new store appears on GNC's website. The new plaza has come under recent scrutiny for mistakes in construction that could impact the proposed Five Guys, Panera Bread and Chipotle.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The new business is located 1030 Main St.
Aspen Dental will open tomorrow, Dec. 20 at the new Main Street Marketplace, according to its website. The national dental services chain joins iParty and Doctors Express, both of which are already open at the new plaza. Five Guys, Chipotle, Supercuts, Massage Envy and Panera Bread also have plans for new locations at the site. Plans for Five Guys, Chipotle and Panera Bread, however, recently hit a snag.
Monday, December 17, 2012
See what City Councilor Robert Logan has to say on the recent controversy around the Main Street Marketplace.
Monday, December 17, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor from City Councilor Robert Logan. This is in response to the various comments posted under the article “Delays For Five Guys/Panera/Chipotle Opening?” I am somewhat reluctant to even bother responding because most of the comments have been posted by wise crackers who think they have all the answers, but don’t have a clue what they are talking about. However, for the benefit of those intelligent few who have attempted to engage in some level of civil discourse, here is the story. FACT: The delays have all been the fault of the developer/property owner. There three “fast-food” special permits currently pending before the City Council -- Panera Bread, Five Guys and Chipotle. However, before these were …
Friday, December 14, 2012
See what is happening today in Waltham.
Today's weather forecast -- 48 degrees and sunny. "The Hobbit" film opens today in Waltham. See when you can see it! The Stadium Sports Bar will host live music tonight. Two Waltham nonprofits groups recently got a lot of money! See the latest on the Five Guys, Chipotle and Panera Bread plans!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The plans for a Five Guys, Chipotle and Panera Bread in Waltham have hit a snag.
Mistakes in the construction of the new shopping complex at 1030 Main St. are forcing city officials to further review and correct previously approved plans for the site, according to city officials. Lack of fencing, placement of an unapproved drive-thru windows and other mistakes forced Five Guys, Panera Bread and Chipotle and City Councilors to request more time to review the companies' requests for fast food permits at the site, according to City Councilor Ed Tarallo, who chairs the city's Rules & Ordiance Committee overseeing the permit requests. All three eateries have plans to open at the site, which is known as the Main Street Marketplace. The mistakes did not appear on the plans originally approved by the City Council. As a result …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
An update on the proposals for three eateries in Waltham.
Mistakes in construction of the new Main Street Marketplace have thrown a wrinkle into the plans for a new Five Guys, Panera Bread and Chipotle. As a result, the Waltham City Council has approved giving the three companies more time to review and receive their special fast food permits required to operate a fast food or "fast casual" eatery in Waltham. All three stores would be located at the new shopping plaza at 1030 Main St. City Councilor Ed Tarallo, who chairs the city's Ordinance & Rules Committee that has been reviewing the applications, said more review is needed due to the tenant's spaces being built in violation of previously approved site conditions. He did not elaborate further. iParty and Doctors Express are already …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The following is a letter to the editor.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Several factors point towards a new Supercuts opening in Waltham.
Supercuts appears to be planning a new, second location for Waltham. A sign at on one of the storefronts at the Main Street Marketplace on Nov. 29 reading "Opening Soon" and prior signs at the site indicated the company planned to open a new location there. The company also appears on a map for the site posted online by The Dartmouth Comapny, the site's realtor. There is no word yet on when the new hair cut shop would open. Attempts to reach the company on Twitter and e-mail were not successful. Supercuts already has a location on Lexington Street. Five Guys, Chipotle, Panera Bread and Massage Envy also all have plans to open at the plaza. Another store, iParty, has already opened.