Thursday, December 27, 2012
The owners of Park Street Books have purchased the former Coldwell Banker building at 504 Main Street. They expect to move by early April.
New England's largest children's bookstore will soon be moving to a new space on Main Street. Jim and Teresa James of Park Street Books & Toys recently signed a purchase and sale agreement for the former Coldwell Banker building at 504 Main Street. Park Streets Books is expected to move from its 26 Park Street location, a stone's throw away from the new store, by late March or early April. Jim James said customers -- they receive about 200 a day -- are excited about the move and have already volunteered to line up along Park Street to hand boxes to one another as they make their way down Park Street and around the corner into the Main Street store. Though the new location is not much larger, James said, "To have everything in one …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
What would you like to see occupy the former Coldwell Banker building?
Earlier this year, Coldwell Banker shuttered its Medfield office and moved that staff to its Westwood location. Since that time, the building at 504 Main Street has remained vacant. Jim James of Park Street Books had made an offer on the building as the possible new home for New England's largest bookstore, but it was rejected in June. What sort of business would you like to see in this space? Tell us in the comment section below. Is there a commercial vacancy you'd like to discuss? If so, be sure to email editor Theresa Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org) and maybe it will be featured in our next Visions for Vacancies.
Friday, June 29, 2012
A roundup of open houses for your house hunt this weekend, June 31 and July 1.
Here's a photo gallery look at open houses this weekend in the Medfield area: 16 Juniper Lane, Medfield 9 room, 3 bed, 2 bath; Raised Ranch; Saturday, June 31, 2-4 p.m.; $499,000. Coldwell Banker 34 South Street, Medfield 7 room, 3 bed, 2 bath; Condex; Sunday, July 1, 12-2 p.m.; $700,000. Medfield Properties 138 Harding Street, Medfield 9 room, 3 bed, 2 bath; Ranch; Sunday, July 1, 12-2 p.m.; $699,900. Medfield Properties 19 Wight Street, Medfield 12 room, 7 bed, 4 bath; Colonial; Sunday, July 1, 1-3 p.m.; $1,499,000. Medfield Properties 16 Juniper Lane, Medfield 9 room, 3 bed, 2 bath; Raised Ranch; Sunday, July 1, 2-4 p.m.; $499,000. Coldwell Banker 15 Lantern Lane, Medfield 8 room, 3 bed, 1.5 bath; Split-entry; Sunday, July 1, 2-4 p.…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
New England's largest children's bookstore is looking for a space to house its nearly one million books after a recent offer on the former Coldwell Banker building was rejected.
Business is booming at Park Street Books – New England’s largest children’s bookstore – and that has the walls of 26 Park St. bursting at the seams. “We have about 800,000 books and we’re constantly getting books in and we don’t have the space to put them out,” said store owner Jim James, a former preschool teacher who opened his first book store in Walpole in 2004 then moved it to Medfield in 2008. He expanded the store in 2010 and is now ready to expand again. “It would be nice to have 4,000 or 5,000 square feet but it’s just not available and it’s not realistic to think it’s available,” said James. “The alternative is we’re going to be creative in finding other spaces and we’ll make it work that way.” James said he will be taking on …
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Petrina Floody of Coldwell Banker is a full-service realtor who represents buyers and sellers with passion
We’ve all heard that, when it comes to real estate, it’s all about location – location – location. I would imagine that’s true when you’re selling your house but when you’re buying, I might argue that it’s all about realtor – realtor – realtor. I’ll be honest: Before I moved to town, I sent a shameless e-mail to many of my Medfield contacts detailing the type of home for which I was looking and the general location. While many of the responses were helpful, two would eventually lead me to a realtor who would prove invaluable – Petrina Floody with Coldwell Banker at 504 Main St. What started out as a nice, leisurely, ample-time-to-find-the-right-home kind of search, slowly evolved and turned into a nightmare that I do not care to relive. We…
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Medfield ranks 81 for in Massachusetts affordable real estate markets, according to a survey issued by Coldwell Banker Real Estate.
Medfield is one of the least affordable real estate markets in the state, according to a new real estate report released Wednesday. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC's Home Listing Report ranked Medfield as the 81st affordable of 88 Massachusetts real estate markets. The study surveyed the average home listing price of four-bedroom, two-bathroom properties on coldwellbanker.com that were listed between September 2010 and March 2011 from more than 2,300 North American markets, according to a press release. Markets included in the U.S. report had to have at least 10 properties fitting the criteria during that time. Medfield's average listing price was $764,550, the report said. Neighboring Walpole ranked 58th, at $585,982. Springfield was the…