A new Italian restaurant is planned for the Watch Factory in Waltham in a space that sits along the scenic Charles River. The new eatery will serve Italian cuisine that will also feature a cafe with pastries and gelato. Both sit down and take out service will be offered. The restaurant will contain approximately 80 seats, 30 of which will be on the already built outside deck that is feet away from the Charles River. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The recently renovated Watch Factory contains hundreds of loft style residences and over 150,000 square feet of office space. Original project plans contained two spaces for a full service restaurant and a separate smaller sandwich/cafe, both located on the North end of the building closest to Prospect Street. While both office and residential tenants have occupied the Watch Factory for a number of years, the restaurant space has remained vacant. Permits are in the process of being granted for the interior build out. No opening date is known at this time.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
The long awaited and much anticipated 1265 Main Street retail and office development project in Waltham is nearing the openings of its first retail stores in the Fall of 2014. The first announced store opening is Marshall's, a discount clothing retailer, part of TJX Companies, which is headquartered in nearby Framingham, MA. The grand opening is scheduled to be held on October 9, 2014 at 8 am. TJX Companies has an existing outlet in Waltham under the TJ Maxx brand on Lexington Street, that will not be affected by the Marshall's opening.
Jake n Joe's Sports Grille (pictured above), will soon be adding its third location at the 1265 Main retail complex. The sports bar and restaurant is owned by the Nocera family, owners of the regional Chateau restaurant chain that was founded and based in Waltham. Jake n Joe's has two existing locations in Norwood and Foxboro Massachusetts. No opening date has been announced but is expected in the Fall of 2014, in time to catch some of the 2014 NFL football season.
The third and final opening set for this fall is a Starbucks coffee shop that will feature a drive-thru. This will be the first Waltham location to open for the 23,000+ coffee shop chain. A second Waltham location is also currently under construction at 1019 Lexington Street.
Approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space attached to the Market Basket building (pictured below) is ready for interior tenant build outs, however no specific tenants have been named. Original site plans call for additional buildings to be constructed as part of the first phase of the development project. While the above named shops and restaurants open, the expansive site will remain in part a construction zone as further land clearing occurs, new buildings are erected, and the planned 120,000 square foot office building is rehabilitated.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
|TD Bank has filed plans to build new bank at corner of Main and Exchange streets.|
The bank had previously obtained a special permit for a two-lane drive thru for a location planned at the 1265 Main Street retail development, which is approximately one mile to the west of the 749-751 Main Street address. Construction has not yet commenced for a bank building at the 1265 Main St property. It is unclear if the company will build both site locations. An existing TD Bank at Bear Hill Road in Waltham would be closed upon the opening of either Main Street location.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
|Location of planned Jimmy John's sandwich shop at 475 Winter St Waltham|
Boloco, a regional burrito chain headquartered in Boston, had hopes for a shop of its own at this location and presented itself before the City Council in 2012. There were strong concerns from the Council primarily over parking at the site to accommodate a quick service restaurant. Although the Council did not formally approve or reject the request for a Special Permit, Boloco ultimately decided to withdraw its plans to open in Waltham. Given the similar business profile to Jimmy John's, it is unclear at this time if the issues that arose from the Boloco proposal have since been remedied. Stay tuned for updates.
Monday, July 28, 2014
|Leo's Place is finishing up renovation of Main St Waltham location.|
Sunday, July 27, 2014
|Former ADP Payroll office at 225 Second Ave Waltham under renovation for biotech firm|
The privately held drug company, formerly known as EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, has a drug in late-stage development to treat Alzheimer's disease. A 1,600 patient phase 3 clinical trial program was announced by the company in January 2014.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
|Building on the East side of site being prepped for demolition.|
|Demolition of building on the West side of site, adjacent to Third Ave almost complete.|
|Design plans for expansion at Courtyard Marriott Waltham (far right is new addition)|
|Construction underway on 51 room Courtyard Marriott Waltham expansion.|
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