NOVEMBER 2014

November 2014 is the most anticipated month in the history of the 1265 Main Development.  Market Basket has officially announced an opening date of November 29 2014 for the Waltham flagship store.  Therefore, this month will be entirely dedicated to Market Basket and there will be multiple posts throughout the month to update everyone as we head down the home stretch.  Few construction punch list items remain as the Market is now stocking the shelves with food and inventory.  We wish Marshalls and Jake n Joe’s continued success and we welcome Market Basket with open arms!  Next November blog update will be posted on November 30 2014.

Cash Registers are installed.

Cash Registers are installed.

Got Milk?

Got Milk?

All we need is some product but its nice to the space filling up.

All we need is some product but its nice to the space filling up.

Amazing Deli.

Deli.

Natural light through the windows in the produce section is amazing.

Natural light through the windows in the produce section.

The first signs of inventory being displayed!

The first signs of inventory being displayed!

Coca-cola and other soft drinks.

Coca-cola and other soft drinks.

Photographs are posted by each shelving section so there is no mis-undestanding as to what goes where.

Photographs are posted by each shelving section so there is no mis-undestanding as to what goes where.

Powerade has arrived!

Powerade has arrived!

Its amazing how quickly the store becomes fully stocked.  We are on our way!

The store becomes fully stocked very quickly. We are on our way!

Market Basket Carriages are being delivered.

Market Basket Carriages are being delivered.

Ready.. set... Shop!

Ready.. set… shop!

Patio space is near complete.  Just finishing up some lighting to be complete by Nov 15.

Patio space is near complete. Just finishing up some lighting to be complete by Nov 15.

Metal Panels are near complete on the southwest corner.  Market Basket signage to be installed Nov 10, 11, 12!

Metal Panels are near complete on the southwest corner. Market Basket signage to be installed Nov 10, 11, 12!

Lower Retail storefronts complete.

Lower Retail storefronts complete.

Amazing Alcove area by the Market Basket grand stairway.

Alcove area by the Market Basket grand stairway.

Grand Stair Treds and entire Patio area to be complete by Nov 15.

Grand Stair Treds and entire Patio area to be complete by Nov 15.

Hurry up guys... I need to milk and eggs!

Hurry up guys… I need milk and eggs!

Precast Stone cap being install along the patio space.

Precast Stone cap being install along the patio space.

Panels are complete on the southwest corner.  Market Basket Signage will be installed next.

Panels are complete on the southwest corner. Market Basket Signage will be installed next.

1265 Main is ready for Market Basket.  Monument Entry Sign is installed!

1265 Main is ready for Market Basket. Monument Entry Sign is installed!

OCTOBER 2014

October 2014 has provided the largest visual transformation of the site.  Its amazing that over the past three years, it all comes down to a 4-6 period where everything comes together esthetically and visually.  Highlights during this month include, installation of finish pavement, completion of bike path, completion of all parking lot site lighting, sidewalks, curbing, interior and exterior construction of various tenants.  With regards to the Market Basket building, only a few items will lag into November, such as the installation of the grand stairway treds, rails and cap stone.  A beautiful Trellis has been installed on the Patio of the Market Basket Building and all landscaping is 99% complete throughout the site.  We wish Marshalls and Jake n Joe’s all the success in the world when opening this month. And we cannot wait for the anticipated Market Basket Grand Opening on November 30 2014!

Marshalls Signage is complete.

Marshalls Signage is complete.

Looks great from across the highway.

Looks great from across the highway.

Marshalls Grand Opening was huge success.  Thanks to all who came out to shop!

Marshalls Grand Opening was huge success. Thanks to all who came out to shop!

Great Turnout.  Congratulations Marshalls!

Great Turnout. Congratulations Marshalls!

It was fun for all at Marshalls Grand Opening.   Clowns and face paintings while shopping the shoes!

It was fun for all at Marshalls Grand Opening. Clowns and face paintings while shopping the shoes!

The long awaited "Trellis" for the patio area arrived!

The long awaited “Trellis” for the patio area has arrived!

Looks great!  Cant wait to see the components installed.

Looks great! Cant wait to see the components installed.

Market Basket Signage being installed!

Market Basket Signage being installed!

Each section of the signage ties together to create multiple continuous raceways.

Each section of the signage ties together to create multiple continuous raceways.

Looking Good.  Almost complete.

Looking Good. Almost complete.

Perfection!

Perfection!

Other Market Basket Signage is being completed as well.  This sign faces rte 128.

Other Market Basket Signage is being completed as well. This sign faces rte 128.

Patio Trellis is being installed.  Also, the stone veneer and colored concrete patio flooring is complete.

Patio Trellis is being installed. Also, the stone veneer and colored concrete patio flooring is complete.

Lower retail storefront is being installed.

Lower retail storefront is being installed.

Every detail counts!  Added street markings help ensure that visitors are circulating the sire correctly.

Every detail counts! Added street markings help ensure that visitors are circulating the site correctly.

Landscaping around the Market Basket sidewalks is complete.

Landscaping around the Market Basket sidewalks is complete.

Shelving at the Market Basket is being installed.  Food and the Grand Opening of the Store to follow in November!

Shelving at the Market Basket is being installed. Food and the Grand Opening of the Store to follow in November!

 

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 2014 has brought great weather which has enabled 1265 Main to make great strides in construction and site development improvements.  Jake n Joes Sports Bar is on schedule to open in early October as well as Marshalls.  With the Market Basket family feud behind us, we would like to thank all the customers and employees who supported Artie T and the Market Basket Family.  This has inspired us even more to deliver to the City of Waltham and the surrounding communities a state of the art flagship Market Basket Grocery store!  Thank You!

Thank You to all the customers and Market Basket employees for their loyalty and support!

Thank You to all the customers and Market Basket employees for their loyalty and support!

The exterior of Starbucks coffeehouse is making great progress!

The exterior of Starbucks coffeehouse is making great progress!

Convenience is everything!  This drive thru at Starbucks will allow customers to pick up a Grande Soy Latte in a jiff, on their way to picking up their groceries for the week at Market Basket!

Convenience is everything! This drive thru window at Starbucks will allow customers to pick up a Grande Soy Latte in a jiff, on their way to picking up their groceries for the week at Market Basket!

Jake n Joe's sports bar and grille has started training employees!  Go Sox!

Jake n Joe’s sports bar and grille has started training employees! Go Sox!

Storefront is complete at Patio tenant space.

Storefront is complete at Patio tenant space.

Marshalls is ready for installation of their signage at the end of this month!

Marshalls is ready for installation of their signage at the end of this month!

Contractors around the building are tying together the loose ends of hard to reach places.

Contractors around the building are tying together the loose ends of hard to reach places.

Some progress made with the installation of the glass window at the southwest/corner.  Metal panels and signage up next for this area!

Some progress made with the installation of the glass window at the southwest/corner. Metal panels and signage up next for this area!

Grad Stairway awaits the installation of granite treds, precast caps, and railings.

Grad Stairway awaits the installation of entry doors, granite treds, precast caps, and railings.

Signature J&Co. Roundabout proves to serve efficiently and with style.  These stamped concrete pavers with sloped granite edging looks great.

Signature J&Co. Roundabout proves to serve efficiently and with style. The stamped concrete pavers with sloped granite edging looks great.

J&J is ready to open!

Landscaping around J&J is wrapping up.

Ledge outcropping and boulders serve as an accessory to the overall planting schedule and landscape design.

Ledge outcropping and boulders serve as an accessory to the overall planting schedule and landscape design.

Banners along the entry drive are being installed.

Banners along the entry drive are being installed.  Welcome Market Basket!

Welcome Marshalls!

Welcome Marshalls!

Great job 1265 Main... the banners look great!

Great job 1265 Main… the banners look great!

 

AUGUST 2014

As we build momentum heading into the fall the anticipation of an opening date for the highly coveted Market Basket has been speculated for late fourth quarter 2014!  Daily site improvements have enabled other tenants such as Jake n Joe’s and Marshalls to commit to Grand Opening Dates for early October.  August 2014 commenced a 3 month push to finalize all site development, the construction on the interior and exterior of the Market Basket Building, all signage, site lighting and issues pertaining occupancy so that Marshalls and Jake n Joe’s may open as scheduled.  Landscaping, and irrigation are rapidly adding refinement to this world-class mixed use development.

Main Entrance Median.  Banners on light poles are ready to be installed!

Main Entrance Median. Banners on light poles are ready to be installed!

All remaining curbing for this phase of the development being installed.

All remaining curbing for this phase of the development being installed.

The South/West Corner of the Market Basket building is speculated to be finished early November.  The Signage on this corner of the building will provide a prominent presence for the Market on rte 128

The South/West Corner of the Market Basket building is speculated to be finished early November. Here we can see glass being installed.  The Signage on this corner of the building will provide a prominent presence for the Market on rte 128.

Marshalls.. Coming Soon!

Marshalls.. Coming Soon!

Landscaping is rapidly underway.  Hundreds of plantings are being installed daily throughout August!

Landscaping is rapidly underway. Hundreds of plantings are being installed daily throughout August!

Light Pole bases around teh Market Basket Building are being installed and the landscape islands are starting to take shape!

Light Pole bases around teh Market Basket Building are being installed and the landscape islands are starting to take shape!

Market BAsket Entry is ready for Signage!

Market BAsket Entry is ready for Signage!

Inside the Market Basket the floor tiles are installed and the ceiling grid is up.  COntractors are preparing refrigeration pits to accept refrigeration units which house milk, produce all all the Market Basket products which we love!

Inside the Market Basket the floor tiles are installed and the ceiling grid is up. COntractors are preparing refrigeration pits to accept refrigeration units which house milk, produce all all the Market Basket products which we love!

Inside the Market Basket before refrigeration cases are installed.

Inside the Market Basket before refrigeration cases and shelving is installed.

The Courtesy Booth being framed out.

The Courtesy Booth being framed out.

Markets Kitchen is coming together.  Soon we will be purchasing all the amazing prepared foods!

Markets Kitchen is coming together. Soon we will be purchasing all the amazing prepared foods!

Sidewalks and Curbing are installed with rapid speed and precision  throughout August 2014.

Sidewalks and Curbing are installed with rapid speed and precision throughout August 2014.

Jake n Joe's scheduled to open early october...  Go Pats!

Jake n Joe’s scheduled to open early october… Go Pats!

 

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