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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.