from the month of June 2004 are listed below.
Updates for June 12, 2004
Written by Justin
on June 12, 2004 at 1:17AM
A little of everything this
even a big (and some small) surprises regarding the new anchor of
Natick Mall 2. Here
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- Wrenn Construction, who is
new Circuit City store in Natick, has put up their website with
information about the new construction. It's located at http://www.wrenn.com/whanew/CircuitCityNatick.html.
- A visit to the website of DDR,
owners of Shopper's World, make it appear that three retail spaces are
vacant, those of Kids 'R' Us (chain closed, to become Office Depot),
Gateway Country (chain closed April 9th) and surprisingly enough,
OfficeMax. OfficeMax perhaps was not allowed a lease renewal due to the
similarity of Office Depot, but this is a very strange note.
OfficeMax's website lists the store as open, and DDR's site has been
wrong before. Last year, it listed that the A.C. Moore craft store
would be replaced with an Ace Hardware location. This never happened.
- Upon peering into the Kids 'R'
facility, it appears that no interior changes have taken place since
F/NR first reported that Office Depot would take over the spot of the
children's clothing retailer.
- I sent off an email to Dick's
Goods, and it doesn't sound like they are opening any new stores in the
region. As of late, the chain is expanding excessively in the New
England area, especially in Maine.
- In slightly related news,
lose the Countryfare Star supermarket. However, prices in this store
were frequently quite high, although the MetroWest Daily News did not
report that the site will become a supermarket, although there has been
plently of interest. The supermarket is the anchor of the Nobscot
- GGP's website for Natick Mall
provides a link to an aerial photograph of the area surrounding the
mall, including the Wonder Bread factory, located at http://www.generalgrowth.com/content/live/img_aerial/Natick%20Mall_aerial.jpg.
However, the surprise is certainly regarding the stores listed. Next to
the "Proposed Nordstrom" is a "Proposed Neiman Marcus". This, along
with the numerous news stories regarding the store, make is safe to say
that the second anchor will, with 99% accuracy, become a Neiman Marcus.
- Finally, an article in the MWDN
that mall planning is coming to a close and that the construction
should start soon. There are also ongoing negotiations that there may
be a third tower of apartments in the complex, containing affordable
housing, as well as storage for Natick's town busses and a police
substation. I'll post it soon in the New Natick Mall sub-site.
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