Follow the history of the corner of North and Main Streets through photos and information from the Medfield Historical Society.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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, April 8, 2013
Were you in the center of town on Saturday?
If you were at the corner of Main and North Streets this weekend, you might be asking yourself, "Whoa, what happened here?" On Saturday, the site of the former Mobil gas station was tore up as the new owner Salvatore Capital Partners prepared to remove all of the underground storage tanks. Salvatore plans to convert the gas station into a Starbucks coffee shop and must remove the tanks. He has received approvals from the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board. Stay tuned tomorrow for photos from Monday's work. For more stories on the proposed Starbucks, click here.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Tonight: Starbucks, Medfield Marijuana Treatment Center, Montrose School Arts Building, and 428 Main Street
Here's a look at tonight's full agenda.
Here's a look at the agenda for tonight's Planning Board meeting which will include Starbucks, Montrose School, zoning bylaw change regarding a Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC), and more. The meeting will take place today, Monday, April 1, at 8 p.m. at the Town House. Here is the agenda: 8 p.m., Public Hearing -- Proposed zoning bylaw amendment regarding medical marijuana treatment center. 8:10 p.m., Approval Not Required -- Peter Smith/Esperanza 28 LLC, 428 Main Street. To make an unbuildable parcel to be combined with 28 South Street. 8:15 p.m. Public Hearing -- Montrose School, 29 North Street, seeks site plan approva for arts and athletic building (continued from 2/25/13). 9 p.m., Public Hearing -- Medfield 467 Main LLC, …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight at 8 p.m.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight to continue the public hearing for Medfield 467 Main, LLC who have purchase the former Mobil station with the hopes of converting it to a Starbucks Coffee Shop they expect to open in the fall. The hearing will start at 8 p.m. in the Chenery Room at Town Hall. Owner/Developer Salvatore Capital Partners plans to renovate the property at the corner of Main and North Streets, and is seeking three special permits for Zoning Bylaws: At its meeting on March 6, ZBA members expressed concerns about: The applicant's representatives say there will be an increase of 30 car trips per day after the Starbucks is up and running; the board strongly disagreed with that analysis. "I am really scared of what …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
ZBA to Meet Tonight on Pleasant Street Demolition, Chinese Take-Out, Mini-Distillery, Landscaper, etc.
The ZBA meeting will start at 8 p.m. on the second floor of Town Hall.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Chenery Room at Town Hall. The full agenda includes: * 8:00 p.m. Public Hearing -- Susan and Clifford Monac, 49 Dale Street, seeking special permit for slope exceeding 20% (continued from 2/20/13) * 8:15 p.m. Public Hearing -- AstraLuna LLC (applicant) and 45 West Street, LLC (owner) seek a Special Permit...for the purpose of a micro-distillery. The property is located at 45 West Street. * 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing -- Greg Whelan (applicant) and Village Street Construction (owner) seek a determination...that the demolition of a two-family dwelling and construction of a new two-family dwelling will not be more non-conforming that the existing structure. The …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
From gas station to coffee house. This is what the Starbucks would look like.
Owners of the former Mobil gas station met with members of the Zoning Board of Appeals last week to discuss plans for the property where a Starbucks Coffee Shop is expected to open in the fall. Owner/Developer Salvatore Capital Partners plans to renovate the property at the corner of Main and North Streets, and is seeking three special permits for Zoning Bylaws: Check back on Monday, March 11, for the full story including the ZBA's skeptical view of a traffic impact report that says a Starbucks will generate only 30 more car trips than the Mobil gas station did during peak hours. TELL US: What do you think of the design? Tell us in the comment section below.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing tonight at 8:15 p.m. at Town Hall in the Chenery Room.
The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet tonight, March 6, at 8 p.m. at the Town Hall in the Chenery Room. On the agenda is an 8:15 p.m. hearing regarding Starbucks. Developer Salvatore Capital Partners (which also purchased the Lord's building) plans to renovate the former Mobil station, at the corner of Main and North Streets, into a Starbucks coffee shop by September. The applicant is seeking three special permits for Zoning Bylaws: Last week, the Planning Board opened its public hearing which was discussed for one hour and then continued to April 1 at 8:45 p.m. The full posted agenda includes: 8 p.m., Public Hearing -- Salvatore Montillo (applicant) and Gregory Pickard (owner), 5 Country Way, seeking finding/variance for a proposed …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Week in Review: Lord's Closes, Starbucks Hearing, New Town Garage Proposed, Students Rank 14th Healthiest in State
Here's a glance at last week's headlines.
This week was filled with good news, bad news, and everything in between (including a little music, too). Here's a synopsis of all those headlines. Enjoy! Lord's: Down to the Wire Blake Students Take on Teachers for Volleyball Title Beth Eby Named Volunteer of the Year Daughter with Knife, Deer on South Street, Dead Animal Starbucks Public Hearing Opens Medfield Girls Softball Wins Over Oliver Ames Selectmen Live: Special Election to be Held for Town Garage Debt Exclusion Arrest for Breaking and Entering, Facebook Post Raises Concern, Barking Dog Schilling's Bloody Sock Auctioned for $92k Katrina Simon Named Youth Volunteer of the Year New Town Garage Could Cost $11 Million Seven Medfield Students Chosen for District Concert Lord's: …
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…