News Updates: September 2006
from the month of September 2006 are listed below.
Natick Mall renovations nearing completion
Written by Justin on September 15, 2006 at 6:22PM
Filene's to cease to exist tomorrow
- Renovations to the existing
Natick Mall which began March 20 are proceeding on schedule, and are
now expected to be completed by November according to a press release
issued earlier this week. Once completed, this mid-life update to
the mall will include new tile on the first floor and in the food
court, and Brazilian cherry wood floors throughout the top floor. New
stone and fabric accents will be added to the food court, along with
new wooden chairs and plants to create "an atmosphere of calm". As the
architects for this renovation to the Natick Mall were Beyer Blinder
Belle, the new mall will act as a preview for what is to come with the
opening of the mall's expansion in September 2007.
- The MetroWest Daily News has a
story about the renovations, available at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/businessNews/view.bg?articleid=140359.
There is also a mall-issued press release regarding the renovations,
which will be added to the Natick Mall page shortly.
Written by Justin on September 8, 2006 at 9:19PM
Town not too pleased with Lowe's
Written by Justin on September 2, 2006 at 9:24PM
LIFT 9 begins service
- It's impossible not to crack a
joke about the shoddy construction of the forthcoming Lowe's Home
Improvement Warehouse on Cochituate Rd. Unfortunately, however, this
seems to be completely true.
- On August 24, Framingham
planning board officials denied Lowe's request for a temporary
occupancy permit so that employee training and stocking shelves could
begin. However, the board found many issues with the construction,
including elevator equipment that could be viewed from Route 9, the
ramp to the roof is in poor condition, damaged bricks on the corners of
the building, the lack of a bus shelter and crosswalk signals, and
unpaid police details. The store also installed signage near the roof
ramp warning of the height clearance, but the construction permit
allowed only the sign at the front of the building. The full story can
be found at http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=138750.
- Lowe's and the lawyer for
everything Framingham retail, Paul Galvani, are set to go back in front
of the planning board on September 14, although Galvani appeared
confident in another MWDN interview that the
store could still get the temporary occupancy permit by October 4,
which will enable the store opening to proceed on schedule.
Written by Justin on September 2, 2006 at 9:16PM
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