July 2014

July 2014

1265 Main had yet another successful month. Amidst the talk about Market Basket’s ownership and management issues, 1265 Main has proceeded on their own schedule. Hopefully, by the time Market Basket opens in Waltham, the rival cousins will have ended their bout and Market Basket can go back to being the old successful grocer chain that we all know. As for now, we can only focus on our end of the bargain, and that is getting the site up and running as soon as possible. All of the tenants are just as eager as the customers and we are certain that this development delivers on its promise to bring world class retail amenities and office space to the surrounding area and to the city of Waltham.

 

Front entrance taking form

Front entrance taking form

Jake n' Joes coming soon!

Jake n’ Joes coming soon!

Driving up the main drive… awaiting pole banners

Driving up the main drive… awaiting pole banners

This wil be visitors first view of Market Basket coming up main drive (Starbucks on right)

This wil be visitors first view of Market Basket coming up main drive (Starbucks on right)

Starbucks

Starbucks

Jake n' Joes

Jake n’ Joes

D.W. White wrapping up the site work around Jake n' Joes

D.W. White wrapping up the site work around Jake n’ Joes

Grand Stair

Grand Stair

Back corner of Market Basket loading dock

Back corner of Market Basket loading dock

Loading docks left to right: Marshalls, MB dairy, MB main

Loading docks left to right: Marshalls, MB dairy, MB main

Curbing and landscaping in parking lots advancing

Curbing and landscaping in parking lots advancing

A view of the development from up north

A view of the development from up north

Market Basket front entrance head on

Market Basket front entrance head on

Ceilings and flooring nearing completion

Market Basket ceilings and flooring nearing completion

Courtesy booth under construction

Courtesy booth under construction

Market Basket almost ready for case arrivals

Market Basket almost ready for case arrivals

Commodore Builders has moved their trailer down near the office building to allow for continued construction

Commodore Builders has moved their trailer down near the office building to allow for continued construction

Maine Drilling & Blasting prepping for a dynamite shot

Maine Drilling & Blasting prepping for a dynamite shot

June 2014

June 2014

June was another productive month. The site is starting to look very cleaned up thanks to the parking lots being paved, curbing being put in the ground, and the landscaping progressing. Most of the buildings are very close to being completed. Interior build-outs and sidewalks are next on the docket. The front entrance has improved drastically, as landscape architects have come to a conclusion as to what they want it to look like. Also, while walking around the site, you can start to get a sense of the elevations, and the engineers in charge of grades and elevations have done an immaculate job with this project. The weather conditions have been ideal for the most part, which has made for good overall progress. Enjoy the most recent photos below!

 

Starbucks exterior nearing completion

Starbucks exterior nearing completion

Curbing, sidewalks, and signage up next for Jake n' Joes

Curbing, sidewalks, and signage up next for Jake n’ Joes

Marshalls parking lot paved; curbing going in soon

Marshalls parking lot paved; curbing going in soon

Marshalls and Market Basket parking lot paved

Marshalls and Market Basket parking lot paved

Marshalls front entrance update

Marshalls front entrance update

Market Basket dairy dock (left) and main loading dock

Market Basket dairy dock (left) and main loading dock

Marshalls loading dock

Marshalls loading dock

Rear of Market Basket with sleek horizontal architectural designs

Rear of Market Basket with sleek horizontal architectural designs

The on-site road parallel to Rt. 128

The on-site road parallel to Rt. 128

Office building

Office building

Newly planted trees along the median of the main roadway

Newly planted trees along the median of the main roadway

Front entrance taking form with landscaping progressing

Front entrance taking form with landscaping progressing

APRIL 2014

 

April was a month of getting back on track. After the project was delayed for a couple months, the development is back in full swing. The office building on the south end of the project now awaits architectural designs and a tenant. After contemplating whether or not to tear the former Polaroid building down, the decision was made to leave the steel. Jake ‘n Joes, Marshalls, and Market Basket look to be on track for their open date later in the year. Some of the pictures below were taken from the North elevation that reveal the true beauty and size of the site. There is much work to be done, but construction is well underway and we are nearing store openings.

 

The office building is finished being stripped.

The office building is finished being stripped.

The steel to the office building will remain standing. Renovations will be made around it.

The steel to the office building will remain standing. Renovations will be made around it.

Jake 'n Joes making very good progress.

Jake ‘n Joes making very good progress.

South facade of Jake 'n Joes canopy

South facade of Jake ‘n Joes canopy

View of development from the north with Rt. 128 on the right

View of development from the north with Rt. 128 on the right

View of the parking lot and the redirected Nstar poles and wires

View of the parking lot and the redirected Nstar poles and wires

View from even further north. Phase 2 zone.

View from even further north. Phase 2 zone.

Slab in the midst of being poured

Slab in the midst of being poured

Leveler taking measurements

Leveler taking measurements

 

MAY 2014

May 2014 proved to be a very productive month for 1265 Main. The third slab of the concrete floor of the Market Basket has successfully been poured, which is rounding out the interior build-out. While Market Basket still aims to open for the spring of 2014, Marshalls is on pace to open for back-to-school. Marshalls is projected to be the first tenant open and operating for this development. Waltham is also excited to have their first Starbucks of the city on site. Construction of locally owned restaurant Jake and Joe’s is also underway. Finally, the highly sought after office building is being pursued by multiple businesses, as this location along rt. 128 is second to none.

 

Starbucks steel framing is assembled … This will be the first Starbucks in Waltham

Starbucks steel framing is assembled … This will be the first Starbucks in Waltham.

Front entrance of Market Basket taking form.

Front entrance of Market Basket taking form

Marshalls front entrance

Marshalls front entrance

A view of the development from the North

A view of the development from the North

Safely preparing for a dynamite shot

Preparing the grades and cleaning up the site for the first opening projected to be Marshalls in August 

Crushing rock on North Elevation

Crushing rock to the north continues 

Conveyer belt transporting rock

Conveyer belt transporting rock

Concrete slabs in Market Basket

Concrete slabs in Market Basket

Floor, walls, ceilings, mezzanine progressing -  interior of Market Basket

Floor, walls, ceilings, mezzanine progressing – interior of Market Basket

Trough in shopping center parking lot

Drainage in shopping center parking lot

Marshalls coming soon !

Marshalls coming soon !

Front entrance of 1265 Main Street progressing

Front entrance of 1265 Main Street

MARCH 2014

March 2014 is a milestone month for 1265 with the official signing of the Market Basket Grocery Store lease!  With the anchor tenant locked in we are in the process of developing a master schedule to prepare for the grand opening of the site and other tenancies.  The interior fit-up work of the Market Basket is underway as well as the storefront facade. Delivery of the Market Basket space is slated for spring 2014.  1265 has also committed to constructing the office building building core and shell.  Demolition of the brick and block on the exterior of the existing building is underway.  Modeled after the 3M office building in Milan Italy, the new office building will be a world class building incomparable to any other along rte 128.

Brick and block removed to accommodate new glass facade

Brick and block removed to accommodate new glass facade

Removing equipment from the roof of teh former Polaroid office building

Removing equipment from the roof of the former Polaroid office building

Partial demolition of office building on the north elevation

Partial demolition of office building on the north elevation

West elevation of office building.  Demolition continues...

West elevation of office building. Demolition continues…

South elevation of the Market Basket Building with lower retail to the west

South elevation of the Market Basket Building with lower retail to the west

 

Backfilling material for the grand stairway to the Market Basket.

Backfilling material for the grand stairway to the Market Basket.

Retail with Patio space attached to the Market Basket

Retail with Patio space attached to the Market Basket

Market Basket Store Front

Market Basket Store Front

Market Basket Store Front

Market Basket Store Front

Marshalls Store Front

Marshalls Store Front

Finishing the masonry on the north facade of Marshalls

Finishing the masonry on the north facade of Marshalls

Covered Entry at Market Basket

Covered Entry at Market Basket

Shouldice Masonry at the potential Liquor Store location

Shouldice Masonry at the potential Liquor Store location

West Elevation of the building is nearing completion of masonry work

West Elevation of the building is nearing completion of masonry work

Portico on the west elevation of Market Basket

Portico on the west elevation of Market Basket

Glass is being installed

Glass is being installed

Jake N Joes sports bar and grille

Jake N Joes sports bar and grille

Jake'N Joes sports bar.  Masonry will be starting in April!

Jake’N Joes sports bar. Masonry will be starting in April!

Rooftop units are being installed on the roof in order to provide heat and begin interior fit-up work

Rooftop units are being installed on the roof in order to provide heat and begin interior fit-up work

Roof of Market Basket Building

Roof of Market Basket Building

Parking fields are at subgrade and light poles are being installed.  Paving is next!

Parking fields are at subgrade and light poles are being installed. Paving is next!

Site work along the NSTAR easement continues to the north

Site work along the NSTAR easement continues to the north

We continue to process material.   over 500CY to date!

We continue to process material. over 500,000 CY to date!

Its been a cold snowy winter but progress has prevailed!

Its been a cold snowy winter but progress has prevailed!

1265 Main officially welcomes Market Basket to the site as the lead anchor tenant!

1265 Main officially welcomes Market Basket to the site as the lead anchor tenant!

 

FEBRUARY 2014

February 2014 was an exciting month at 1265 Main!  The interior construction of Marshalls is progressing to schedule.  With any luck, we will be shopping for back to school apparel at Marshalls 1265 this August!  The exterior of the Market Basket building is also progressing.  However, freezing cold temperatures  has limited the amount of masonry that can be competently completed.

We are excited to have completed all of the structural work for Jake and Joes and equally excited to have  the selection of the brick material behind us.  Exterior sheathing and rough openings for windows are complete… soon the building will be tight to the weather!  During the next two months we will focus on installing the masonry for the Jake and Joe’s building with the glazing to follow.  See at you at Jake and Joes for the SuperBowl 2015.  Go Pats!

Other notable activities include the issuance of an address for the Starbucks building.  Next month we will apply for a building permit and are scheduled to have the shell of the building complete early summer 2014.  Some selective demolition has commenced on the office building, as ownership considers building out the core and shell of the building to attract a world-class tenant for this world class office space and development.

Marshalls underground plumbing

Marshalls underground plumbing

 

Glass installation is in progress

Glass installation is in progress

Lower retail

Lower retail

Underground plumbing in progress at the Market Basket

Underground plumbing in progress at the Market Basket

Brick work is in the finishing stages

Brick work is in the finishing stages

Jake' N Joe's

Jake’ N Joe’s

 

Jake'N Joe's Portico

Jake’N Joe’s Portico

Variations of stone compliment the natural surroundings

Variations of stone compliment the natural surroundings

 

JANUARY 2014

Happy New Year!!

1265 Main has turned site development and construction into high gear for 2014 in anticipation of the Grand Opening to take place third quarter of this year.

Masonry at the Marshall's storefront is near complete!

Masonry at the Marshall’s storefront is near complete!

The roof and the HVAC rooftop units are installed.

The roof and the HVAC rooftop units are installed.

Photo from the roof of Marshall's.

Photo from the roof of Marshall’s.

 

As National Grid works to bring gas to the building, we await hit before starting interior fit up at Marshall's.

As National Grid works to bring gas to the building, we await hit before starting interior fit up at Marshall’s.

Storefronts remain unfinished until tenants are confirmed.

Storefronts remain unfinished until tenants are confirmed.

Grand Stairway is underway!

Grand Stairway is underway!

Masonry almost complete at lower retail.

Masonry almost complete at lower retail.

Jake & Joe's exterior walls are framed and sheething is being installed.

Jake & Joe’s exterior walls are framed and sheething is being installed.

Jake & Joe's

Jake & Joe’s

Light gauge framing being installed at Jake & Joes'.

Light gauge framing being installed at Jake & Joes’.

Jake & Joe' roof is installed.

Jake & Joe’ roof is installed.

Jake & Joe's

Jake & Joe’s

Jake & Joe's storefront awaits glass.

Jake & Joe’s storefront awaits glass.

All exterior walls are closed in to the weather at the Jake & Joe's Building.

All exterior walls are closed in to the weather at the Jake & Joe’s Building.