Friday, March 29, 2013
The bank would be located at the former Polaroid site at 1265 Main St.
New details emerged recently on the proposal to locate a TD Bank at the former Polaroid site. TD Bank has requested a special permit to operate a drive-thru window at 1265 Main St. After a Monday, March 25 public hearing at City Hall, the request was referred to the City Council’s Ordinance & Rules Committee for further review. However, the bank could open without a drive-thru. The bank’s hours would be 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday – Wednesday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thursday – Friday and 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays., according to J & CO. Project Manage Rick Vallarelli. The ATM would be open 24 hours each day. It would queue up to 12 cars in the drive-thru. Several councilors raised concerns including security at the site and traffic issues. …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
If approved, a new Starbucks location would open at 1265 Main St.
New details on the proposed Starbucks emerged during a City Council meeting on Monday, March 25. The store, proposed for the former Polaroid site at 1265 Main St., would span 1,700 square feet, according to J & Co. Project Manager Rick Vallarelli. Its projected hours would be 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Also, the store would have 18 outdoor seats and 26 inside seats, according to attorney Phil McCourt, who represents the site's developers, 1265 Main St. LLC. Specifically, the company has requested special permits to operate a fast food establishment and a drive-thru at the site. After a public hearing during the meeting, that request was referred to the Rules & Ordinance Committee for further review. If approved, the store would be Starbucks's first…
Thursday, March 14, 2013
If approved, the Starbucks would be located at the former Polaroid site.
The public hearing for a proposed Starbucks location at the former Polaroid site will be held on Monday, March 25. If approved, it would be Waltham's first Starbucks location. Two previous proposals were shot down by city officials. Specifically, Starbucks is requesting a special permit to operate a fast food establishment at 1265 Main St. (the Polaroid site) and a seperate permit to operate a drive-thru window, according to the City Clerk's office. The hearing starts at around 8 p.m. at City Hall. Marshall's, Market Basket, TD Bank, Jake 'n Joes and Bonefish Grill are all slated to opens location at the site.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Construction on buildings at the complex may begin in 2013.
Several tenants have now been confirmed for the retail/office development at the former Polaroid site, according to an announcement from the mayor's office. Market Basket, Bonefish Grille, TD Bank, Marshalls, Starbucks, and Jake & Joes (a sports bar and grill) have all been confirmed, according to an announcement from RMD Retail Management & Development, provided to Waltham Patch by the mayor's office. The former Polaroid site is being developed into a large retail shopping complex. Looking for updates on Waltham businesses and restaurants? Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Construction on the complex will start in late March or April 2013, pending work by NSTAR at the site remaining on schedule, according …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Starbucks could be coming to Waltham.
For the third time since 2003, Starbucks has proposed opening its first location in Waltham, according to Traffic Commission documents. The Commission is scheduled to discuss traffic impacts from the Starbucks during its Wednesday, Dec. 19 meeting at 10 a.m. at City Hall. The Starbucks would be located inside the proposed shopping complex at the old Polaroid side at 1265 Main St., according to Commission documents. A bank, yet to be named, has also been proposed for the site. Both merchants would include drive-thru windows. Under city regulations, the City Council would have to approve a fast food permit and a separate drive-thru permit for Starbucks. The bank would also require a drive-thru permit. SPC Main Street LLC is named as the …
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Mayor Jeanette McCarthy has announced which stores are being planned for the site.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Orange Leaf, a national frozen yogurt chain, is hoping to open a Waltham location.
Orange Leaf, a national frozen-yogurt chain, is hoping to open a new store in Waltham, according to the Waltham franchisee. The company is looking to open its new store at the Main Street Market Place at 1030 Main St. or at the former Polaroid site at 1265 Main St., according to Joe Benson, the Waltham franchisee for Orange Leaf. “We are contemplating a move to Waltham,” Benson told Waltham Patch. "The people of the town would find it to be a nice alternative to ice cream." Benson said he had not yet signed a lease for a store location and hoped to decided between the two locations soon. Then, Benson, he would have to receive a fast food permit form the City Council. If located at 1030 Main St., Benson said he would hope to open within …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Blasting is currently being conducted at the former Polaroid site.
The Waltham Fire Department is warning residents about blasting at the former Polaroid site, which is currently under renovation for a new development. The blasting, at 1265 Main St., is being onducted Monday - Friday, from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., according to the Waltham Fire Department. The blasting could run as long as three months. More than one blast may be conducted each day which could cause associated shaking, according to the fire department. To receive a daily blasting schedule, please call 781-314-3710. Also, if you believe the blasting has damaged your home, please visit the Waltham Fire Prevention Office at 174 Lexington St.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
A roundup of week in news.
The Waltham Church of God was struck by an electrical fire Monday night, displacing six residents. A Waltham man was chagred with bilking several women out of $200,000 after meeting them on dating Web sites. Patch highlighted a local Waltham student doing well on the dance floor. A ceremonial groundbreaking was held on the planned development at the former Polaroid site on Main Street.