Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Owner says he is close to announcing a new tenant for the former Lord's Department Store.
It's been nearly three months since the lights went out at the former Lord's Department Store. Today, new owner Greg Salvatore of Salvatore Capital Partners, says he is close to signing a new tenant. "We're closer to hopefully introducing a client that will be taking over the entire property," said Salvatore, who is also bringing Starbucks to downtown Medfield. "I'm hoping that we will be able to jointly -- us as the developer and the tenant -- be able to make a statement saying 'This is the type of use'" that will be in there, he said. "Hopefully, that will be soon." Related Stories
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Developer says project on schedule to open on in late August.
Developer Gregory Salvatore says the Starbucks project is on target to open in late August. "Starbucks is very excited about coming here, they really, really want to be in there by the end of August," said Salvatore. "Barring any glitches...we're really hoping to have them open and operating and serving everybody by the end of August." Building Design Salvatore said the final design of the building has been approved. He said the Historic District Commission "had some suggestions on the outward appearance which we were happy to make." Those changes included: Underground Storage Salvatore said the underground gas tanks were removed recently without incident and, last week, the underground management system was installed, something he said…
Monday, February 25, 2013
The hearing will start at 8:45 p.m. at the Town House.
The Planning Board will hold a public hearing tonight regarding the proposed Starbucks in the former Mobil gas station at 467 Main Street. The hearing will start at 8:45 p.m. in the Chenery meeting room on the second floor of Town Hall. Developer Salvatore Capital Partners (which also purchased the Lord's building) plans to transform the former Mobil station to a Starbucks coffee shop by September. The official applicant, "Medfield 467 Main LLC," is seeking Site Plan Approval from the Planning Board. They hope to keep and convert the existing 1,390 square foot gas station and add approximately 300 feet to the left of the building. The meeting will begin at 8 p.m. with a public hearing for the proposed new art and athletic building at …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
In this column, you ask a question and Patch tries to find the answer.
"You Ask, Patch Answers" is where we strive to find answers to all your questions—big, small and in-between—about the town we live and work in. Whether it’s something you’ve always wondered about, some information you just can’t put your hands on, or a sudden curiosity, we want to hear it. Send your queries to email@example.com or leave them in the comments section below, and I will do my best to find the answer for you. Today's question: "Why was there heavy machinery at the Mobil station last week?" Answer: The new owner was there scoping out the underground storage tanks. According to the Downtown Study Committee, the new owner, Salvatore Capital Partners LLC, purchased the property last week and was there on Wednesday and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
After Lord's closes on Feb. 28, everyone wants to know, "Who's moving in?"
When people heard that Lord's Department Store is closing after 73 years in business, the first question (often accompanied by a sorrowful look) was, "Why?" The second question was inevitably, "Who's moving in?" Nancy Kelly-Lavin, who runs Lord's with her brother Tom Kelly, said they don't know who the next tenant might be and the developer might not either. "I don't have a clue, nor does my brother," said Kelly-Lavin." We don't think they have anything lined up. They just said this was a premium spot." "We tried to control it at the beginning," she said about who might next occupy the space, "but it's a developer, we can't." On Dec. 31, the building was sold to a local developer believed to be Salvatore Capital Partners, LLC and GJS …