Tuesday, February 26, 2013
After one hour, the hearing was continued to April 1 at 8:45 p.m.
Starbucks is one step closer to opening its doors this fall. On Monday night, the Planning Board heard from representatives of the "Medfield 467 Main LLC," which is owned by Salvatore Capital Partners LLC (which also recent purchased the Lord's building), who are seeking Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board. Salvatore hopes to renovate the former Mobil gas station, at the corner of Main and North Streets, into a Starbucks coffee shop by September. Monday was the first public hearing at which the board discussed the matter for more than an hour, then continued the hearing to April 1 at 8:45 p.m. Information discussed with the engineer, Richard Merrikin, included: The Board also meet with traffic engineer Gary McNaughton regarding…
Friday, February 1, 2013
Something's missing from the corner of Main Street and North Street. Did you notice?
Update: Feb. 6, 2013 -- On Friday, we showed you photos of the company sign that had been taken down from the former Mobil gas station. Today, we're sharing a video taken by Medfield Town Planner Sarah Raposa. Check it out! What do you think? Original story: Feb. 1, 2013 -- The gas station sign is down and engineers were doing testing at the site of the former Mobil station on Thursday. New owner Salvatore Capital Partners plans to convert the parcel at the corner of Main and North Streets into a Starbucks by September. What do you think about the changes uptown? Tell us in the comments. Receive updates to this story and other breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
In this column, you ask a question and Patch tries to find the answer.
With the news last week that developer Salvatore Capital Partners is still on track to convert the former gas station to a Starbucks coffee shop, residents have many concerns on the project. This week, one Patch reader -- who was greatly concerned about the traffic at the already-busy corner of Main and North Streets -- asked... Question: "Will Starbucks have a drive-thru?" Short answer: "No." The town of Medfield has a bylaw that prohibits food establishments to have drive-thru windows, something residents can see applied to other eateries in town. That bylaw will also be applied to whatever business eventually goes into the former Friendly's restaurant. About this Column "You Ask, Patch Answers" is where we strive to find answers to…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Salvatore Capital Partners of Dedham bought Lord's Department Store in December. Reps say the current plan is to reuse the existing building.
When the owners of Lord's Department Store announced last week they were closing the iconic downtown store after 73 Years in business, the public was shocked, then sad, then curious (while still shocked and sad). Next came the obvious question: "Once Lord's closes, what will go in?" On Dec. 31, the building at the corner of Main and South Streets was purchased for $1,725,000 by a limited liability corporation operated by Salvatore Capital Partners of Dedham, the same company that is in the process of converting the former Mobil gas station at Main and North Streets into a Starbucks coffeehouse. Principal Gregory J. Salvatore told Patch he "understands the curiosity and the emotional sentimentality around the Lord's property" and said the…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Check back on Friday morning to find out.
Medfield Patch asked the new owners of Lord's Department Store what they plan to do with the iconic building. Check back on Friday morning to hear what representatives from Salvatore Capital Partners say they plan to do with the building that has anchored downtown Medfield for 73 years. Or, we can send the story straight to you... Just click HERE to register for our daily newsletter and the story will be delivered to your inbox or smartphone around 6 a.m. Friday morning.