FEBRUARY 2015

February has been a slow month in terms of construction progress at 1265 Main.  Historic snow fall has hindered production.  That being said, we have been able to finish the foundation for FLANK Steakhouse and also complete some finishing signage requirements on the Market Basket building.

Flank Foundation

Flank Foundation

Flank Foundation, west elevation.

Flank Foundation, west elevation.

Flank Steakhouse Foundation

Flank Steakhouse Foundation

Historic snowfall events have prompted us to remove snow from the lots and store onsite.

Historic snowfall events have prompted us to remove snow from the lots and store onsite.

Snow Storage Area

Snow Storage Area

After weeks of work stoppage due to inclement weather, Not Your Average Joe's Restaurant is working on the foundation again.

After weeks of work stoppage due to inclement weather, Not Your Average Joe’s Restaurant is working on the foundation again.

NYAJ.  Forming Footings

NYAJ. Forming Footings

Raceways Complete at Lower Retail spaces.

Raceways Complete at Lower Retail spaces.

 

JANUARY 2015

Happy New Year!  The New Year brings  and abundance of excitement for the 1265 Main Development.  Not Your Average Joe’s restaurant and Flank Steakhouse are under construction!  We look forward to adding these two premier operators to the growing popularity of the development.

Architectural rendering of Flank Steakhouse

Architectural rendering of Flank Steakhouse

Architectural rendering of Flank Steakhouse

Architectural rendering of Flank Steakhouse

Rain Garden Islands

Rain Garden Islands

Late January snow has caused some delay in construction progress

Late January snow has caused some delay in construction progress

January Snow

January Snow

Thanks to whoever dropped the couch.

Thanks to whoever dropped the couch.

 

Cross country skiing on the bike path!

Cross country skiing on the bike path!

NYAJ Restaurant is working through a very difficult winter.  Forming the footings in this photo.

NYAJ Restaurant is working through a very difficult winter. Forming the footings in this photo.

Jake and Joe's is thriving!

Jake and Joe’s is thriving!

DECEMBER 2014

Market Basket is open and the development is flourishing!  Starbucks is projected to open on December 19, 2014 and Mayor McCarthy will be in attendance for the proclamation at 8am.  Come Join us!  Other activity at the development includes breaking ground for the much anticipated steakhouse, FLANK.

Buy a wreath at the Market Basket patio!

Buy a wreath at the Market Basket patio!

The Market is open for business!

The Market is open for business!

Vacant retail awaits tenancy and graphic art is installed on the storefronts.

Vacant retail awaits tenancy and graphic art is installed on the storefronts.

1265 wishes Starbucks good luck with their grand opening!

1265 wishes Starbucks good luck with their grand opening!

The Patio at Starbucks will provide additional seasonal seating.

The Patio at Starbucks will provide additional seasonal seating.

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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!