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.