Monday, October 15, 2012
The Historical Commission voted that the building at 39 W. Main St. is not historically significant.
Without delay, the town has the go-ahead to knock down the building at 39 West Main St. The Historical Commission voted unanimously on Wednesday night that the structure is not considered "historically significant." When demolition of a structure in town is requested, and the structure is more than 100 years old, the Historical Commission is required to vote on its significance, and then make suggestions to the owner based on its findings. If it is deemed significant, this automatically institutes a delay on the demolition of 180 days. The town, which took ownership of the condemned property through foreclosure, requested the demolition of the building on Oct. 2. According to records, the original structure at 39 W. Main St. was built in …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
What should go across from AJ Tomaiolo's on West Main Street?
Presently a center for language learning called Global Connect Forum, this building at 349 West Main St. is currently up for lease, or sale. Listed as "sold" on the Orlov Company's website, a spokesperson said that the property was last sold in 2008. "The current owners run a business out of the building but are willing to lease or sell the property," he said. "This property is in commercial zone and offers a business an opportunity to own a 2,400 square foot building for less than it would cost to rent. This building is in good condition has three full bathrooms and a large predominately level lot." So, what do you think should go here?
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
What should go in this little plaza on West Main Street?
There is some retail space available for lease in a plaza on 367 West Main St. in Northborough, right next to Edward Jones Investments. According to cityfeet.com, there are quite a few spots available in this building, ranging from $1,100 to $1,500 a month. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. What would you like to see here? Share your opinions in our comments section below.
Friday, September 14, 2012
New construction on Main Street: what is it?
Those who drive Route 20 are wondering, "What is that building that is going up across from Freshway Pizza?" Northborough doctor John Stevenson is moving his practice, which includes a small staff of three to four people, to the location at 162 Main St. In March, the Zoning Board of Appeals approved the demolition of the structure that previously sat there to make room for this one-story medical office building. Hours of operation will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the entrance and parking will be located at the rear of the building. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smartphone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Many are unaware that Armeno Coffeeroasters, right here in Northborough, supplies coffee to companies throughout the country.
Just over 18 years ago, Starbucks had just purchased the Coffee Connection. John Parks figured it was the perfect time to open up a coffee bean roasting business. Armeno Coffee Roasters on Otis Street opened on April 1 of 1994. The idea of starting a business from scratch was familiar to Parks. When he was a kid, his mom started a gourmet food business from some friends. Called A Moveable Feast, it was located in an old corner drugstore in Philadelphia. "I started working there when I was about ten," said Parks. "I worked for a couple of caterers in high school and college. I grew up in a foodie family and it has always been an interest of mine. Roasting coffee and selling wine is a continuation of my interest in gourmet food." Locally, …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Festive Breads has been baking in town for more than 25 years.
A little more than 25 years ago, Pam and Joe Mondello opened up a small bakery on Main Street in Northborough. All the old time bakers told them they'd never make it. Now in its second location for 19 years, Festive Breads is one of the longest running businesses in Northborough, and Pam says she's had some of the same customers for 20 years. Festive Breads is not only a bakery, but a lunch spot and catering business. Gift baskets and trays, too, make up for a large chunk of its sales. The old timers probably wished they had asked what the Mondello's secret is. "Originally, we made three types of scones and some pastries and that was it," said Pam. "Joe, who was always the finance guy, said we'd make money from day one. You constantly have…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Northborough joins Marlborough, Southborough and Westborough in a plan for a regional park system with funds from the MAPC.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Information courtesy of Marlborough Economic Development Corporation The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) has awarded District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) funds to the Central Massachusetts “Boroughs,” which are Marlborough, Northborough, Southborough and Westborough, to collaborate on the development of a regional park system. The four municipalities are exploring opportunities for a public-partnership for what would essentially be a Boroughs Regional Park System. The Marlborough Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and planners from the Northborough, Southborough and Westborough communities jointly requested DLTA funding in May as a way to promote open space and expand passive recreation in the area. They expect to …
The sewer extension project has moved into the first phase, directing traffic along Otis Street to a one way and calling in the aid of more than one police officer.
Northborough residents have another construction site to interrupt their daily traffic routine, and it is here to stay. As part of the Walmart expansion project, a new sewer main is being installed along Otis Street, from the intersection with Tomblin Hill Road to the Walmart parking lot off Route. 9, according to the town’s website. This project has four phases. Currently, production is still in the first phase, when residents can expect one way traffic toward the train station from Tomblin Hill Road to Lawrence Street. Most of the construction in this phase takes place near Armeno Coffee Roasters and Berberian’s Farm stand, the two businesses most directly affected by the project. John Parks, owner of Armeno's, said Metro Equipment …
Monday, July 2, 2012
This resident who has a clear shot of the new Whitney Street Bridge shared these photos with Patch.
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Monday, July 2, 2012
Carlene DiDonato, who lives within view of the Whitney Street Bridge, says the new bridge was supposed to be installed in February. It was completed today. "I like the rusted look with the wood inside," she said. "It suits the rustic setting near the water."
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
It's an involved, tricky financial and municipal situation; the Board of Selectmen, and town, needs more facts before it can begin to decide.
"You know everything we know," insisted Town Administrator Town Coderre. In a jam-packed meeting room Monday night, the Board of Selectmen discussed issues surrounding the possible purchase of the Northborough portion of land that is presently part of Indian Meadows. The meeting did not include a public hearing, as the board is still seeking information on what they call an involved and potentially confusing matter. The town says it needs an updated agreement, and more information, before it can begin to discuss the possibility of purchasing the land. A purchase and sale agreement for $1.9 million has been drawn up between IM Gold, which owns the club, and New England Baseball Enterprises. According to the agreement, if purchased, the land…