Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A number of building projects are in the works for Northborough.
"It's a very positive indication of what's happening locally, and hopefully with our economy as a whole," said Town Planner Kathy Joubert, who said a number of projects are in the works for Northborough. "We are seeing a lot of redevelopment as a whole, particularly in downtown. There has been quite a flurry around and right after Town Meeting." The Gulf station at 15 Main St. will be temporarily closed, as it is dismantled and rebuilt in the form of a Cumberland Farms convenience and gas center. The station will no longer be a service station, but rather a convenience store with gas pumps. The ZBA has approved a sign for the building in the event that it opens 24 hours, which developers are tentatively planning. Construction will begin …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Man says sorry for scaring a woman in the Dunkin Donuts drive-thru, and more.
Editor's Note: Patch has no control over the status of these posts on Craigslist and how long they remain available. What we learned this week: there are a few guys out there looking for pot smoking "buddies" to hang out with, people still don't know the difference between "you're" and "your," and there are lots of curb alerts. A Dunkin Debaucle (we didn't say drunken, we said Dunkin) A man issued a heartfelt apology on Craigslist, saying he is sorry he perhaps made a woman pee her pants in the Dunkin Donuts Drive-Thru in Marlborough recently. Apparently, the man was enraged when he saw the woman chuck an old iced coffee cup out the window. In anger, he picked up the cup, knocked on the window, asked if she had dropped something, and …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The Canton-based company is lobbying the White House to changes its definition of full-time work from 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, according to reports.
Canton-based Dunkin' Brands has joined the fight against Obamacare. The coffee and baked goods company is working to overturn a major provision of Obamacare, according to a Newsmax.com report this week. Specifically, Dunkin' is lobbying the White House to change its definition of full-time work from at least 30 hours a week to 40 or more per week, CEO Nigel Travis told the Financial Times, according to The Huffington Post. The change would leave Dunkin', as well as other companies, with fewer workers to insure under the health care reform law, which requires large employers to provide health coverage to all full-time workers and their dependents. Those companies who fail to provide coverage could face a penalty of $2,000 per worker. The …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Northborough Dunkin' Donuts is handing out free donuts Friday: perhaps it'll make your morning commute a little easier to bear!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Well, I... walked around the corner and I walked around the block and I walked right into a donut shop... - from a children's song ----- It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the donut is no exception. National Donut Day is Friday and in honor of their big day, donut shops across the nation — including many in Northborough and the MetroWest area — will hand out free donuts to customers. Locally, Dunkin' Donuts is on board with the holiday. For a free donut, you'll need to purchase a beverage (hot or cold), according to their "Behind the Beans" blog. You might want to do this in the morning. They say that they'll hand out one free donut of your choice "while supplies last." (Could Dunkin' Donuts ever…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Still interested in what's happening with those building across from Dunkin' Donuts?
In July, Northborough Patch met with Jimmy Voyiatzis, who is the developer of the buildings located at 73-79 Main St., almost directly across from the Dunkin' Donuts. For nearly three years, building plans and construction have been underway for these two identical colonial structures. According to Town Planner Kathy Joubert, Boost Fitness, which is presently located at 4 West Main St. (in the building formerly occupied by Tom's Marketplace), is planning to move into one of the buildings at the beginning of February. John Coderre, town administrator, remarked at the Board of Selectmen meeting, "One building will be occupied by Boost, and the other building will be a restaurant. After some considerable delays, the project is moving forward…
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
You wanted to know, so Northborough Patch is answering. Here's what's happening across the street from Dunkin' Donuts.
For more than two years, construction has been underway (sporadically) kitty corner from the Dunkin' Donuts in town. Residents constantly wonder, "What's going in there?" The twin colonial buildings, located at 73-79 Main St., will include a new restaurant and some to-be-named businesses. Jimmy Voyiatzis purchased the property in 2008, and began the permit and building process shortly thereafter. Provided some design glitches are ironed out, the restaurant — called Hillside Restaurant Pasta and Seafood — should be open by the fall. Hillside Restaurant he describes as a "new style restaurant with gourmet food for a Blue Jeans Pizza price." At 4,000 square feet, Hillside will be an open plan where diners can view the preparation area, and …