Belmont Moves On Host Agreement Negotiations With Two Pot Shops

Photo: A Mint dispensary in Tempe, Arizona Belmont has established its team to broker a deal with a pair of firms seeking to open retail marijuana establishments on Pleasant Street. The Select Board voted on Monday, May 18 to have Town Administrator Patrice Garvin, Office of Community Development Director Glenn Clancy and Board member Adam […]

Town Requires Facemasks In Belmont Businesses; Fines Could Come After Review

Photo: Masks are now required shopping in Belmont The Belmont Board of Health and Select Board separately approved an emergency order on Monday, April 27, requiring customers to wear facemasks or coverings when entering “essential” businesses in town. The regulation also mandates employees to be masked. The regulation goes into effect immediately and will continue […]

Here’s Your List Of Belmont Eateries Open For Business

Photo: The menu is ready for your order! If there was ever a time to be a patron of Belmont’s restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, and takeout places, now is that time. With the COVID-19 pandemic halting sit-down eating, the town’s eateries can now only provide takeout service to their customers at a significant financial hit. Thanks […]

Arizona Business Express Interest In Opening Pot Shop On Pleasant Street

Photo: An image of Mint’s retail pot operation on Pleasant Street. An Arizona-based firm described as “an industry leader in the blossoming cannabis industry” has sent a notice of intent to Belmont town officials to open a “world class adult-use“ retail marijuana dispensary on Pleasant Street where a service station is currently located. Mint Retail […]

Two Years In the Making: Starbucks’ Cushing Square Store Reopens Friday

Photo: Starbucks is open for business in Cushing Square. Twenty-five months after its past location shut down, Starbucks has officially returned to Cushing Square as its spacious new store opens for business this morning, Friday, July 12. The store will be open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. The international coffeehouse chain opening marks […]

Town Issues Cushing Sq. Starbucks Occupancy Permit

Photo: The location of the new Starbucks in town. The Belmont Office of Community Development issued a certificate of occupancy to Starbucks Coffee Company on Tuesday, June 19, to allow its cafe at 110 Trapelo Rd. to open for business, said Glenn Clancy, the town’s director of community development. “It will be opening up any […]

Bank On It: Chase Replaces Coldwell Banker in Center

Photo: The future home of Chase in Belmont. Even James Holzhauer could come up with the question to this Jeopardy! answer: “An endless number.” The question: “How many banks branches can fit in Belmont Center?” The latest financial outpost to stake a claim in the “Town of Homes” is the US’s largest bank as JPMorgan […]

Belmont Business Owners Being Asked In Survey How To Stimulate Local Economy

Photo: Businesses in Belmont Center. The Town of Belmont is sponsoring a survey conducted by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to guide town policy and is asking for information about what changes Belmont business owners would change to stimulate the town’s economy, including their insights into how to create jobs, support business development, and strengthen […]

Next Year’s Property Tax Rate Falls But Bill Continue Skyward As ‘Average’ Belmont Home Nears $1.1 Million

Photo: An “average” Belmont home that recently sold for $1.1 million (and it’s a ranch!) Belmont Board of Selectmen Chair Adam Dash said that next fiscal year’s property tax rate approved by the board Thursday morning, Dec. 13 isn’t that onerous compared to charges imposed in other Massachusetts city and towns. “It’s our housing values […]

BREAKING: Belmont Savings Bank Acquired By People’s United For $327M

Photo: The headquarters of Belmont Savings Bank in Belmont Center. Belmont Savings Bank, the town’s largest business with nearly $3 billion in assets, will be acquired by Bridgeport,  Connecticut-based People’s United Bank for $327 million in a stock transaction, according to a press release from People’s United issued today, Tuesday, Nov. 27. People’s United operates […]