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Chelmsford apartments expansion wins OK

CHELMSFORD — The Planning Board has approved a major modification that will add a fourth floor of units to a downtown housing development. The board approved the special permit modification for the Grist Mill Apartments in a 5-2 vote. The approval will increase the units from 54 to 70 at the market-rate rental development. WE […]

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CT tops in Winstanley’s $124M realty deal

One of New England’s biggest commercial landlords is deepening its bet on the U.S. future of electronic and rapid commerce with its $124 million purchase of a pool of warehouse-distribution properties primarily in northern Connecticut and southern Massachusetts. Winstanley Enterprises announced its acquisition this week of 10 commercial properties, including toy-block maker Lego’s U.S. headquarters […]

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Chelmsford Town Center Grand Opening

Smaller, more modern, a Chelmsford plaza revived By Alana Melanson, amelanson@lowellsun.com Lowell Sun Updated:2016-10-23 05:54:38.951 CHELMSFORD — About five years ago, Chelmsford reeled with uncertainty as major retailers vacated the town center. “We had known Stop & Shop was building out on Chelmsford Street,” Town Manager Paul Cohen said. “I think we assumed the place […]

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Developer says 90 jobs coming to former Hallmark warehouse

By Will Healey Journal Inquirer | Posted: Friday, August 12, 2016 12:23 pm ENFIELD — The new owner of the former Hallmark Cards distribution center at 25 Bacon Road says it has plans for two as-yet-unidentified companies — at least one of which is on the Fortune 500 list — to occupy a big warehouse […]

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Housing sought for downtown Chelmsford

CHELMSFORD — Winstanley Enterprises successfully transformed the former Stop & Shop plaza on Boston Road into Chelmsford Town Center, a popular retail and dining spot. Now, the Concord-based firm has its sights set on creating a 54-unit, market-rate apartment development just down the street. The proposed Grist Mill Apartments at Beaver Brook would occupy about […]

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Second Chance for Secondary Retail

Even in an environment where interest rates are at an at all-time low, liquidity an all-time high and capital in plentiful supply for even non-core retail, widely divergent opinions exist among various retail investment camps on how best to take advantage of opportunities in the current market. That much was clear from a panel discussion […]

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Sonic Drive-in could open this August in Stoughton

The planned opening date has been delayed several times, but a vice president of the company that owns the Route 138 plaza said they’ve turned the project over to the franchisee. STOUGHTON – Rumors began swirling about two years ago that Sonic Drive-in could open it’s first location south of Boston – in the Brockton […]

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Easthampton building materials company moving back to Chicopee

CHICOPEE – Owners of an Easthampton building materials distribution company announced it will move back to Chicopee by September. The Holden Humphrey Co. started in Chicopee in 1987 and moved to Easthampton in 2006. Monday it announced it is seeking more space and will return to Chicopee, Mayor Richard J. Kos said in a written […]

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