Starbucks Coming Down Wednesday; Disruptions To Cushing Sq. Traffic

Photo: The work is underway at the newly dubbed Bradford in Cushing Square. The Starbucks Cafe has closed and the Trapelo Raod is about to be dug up as the developer of the Cushing Vill … The Bradford prepares to move forward with excuvation and infrastructure work at the 167,000 sq.-ft. residential/retail/parking complex. Otto Weiss, […]

Shhhhhh! Foodie’s Market Is Open In Belmont Center

Photo: Open for business. Pssst. Keep this under your hat, but … Foodie’s Market is open for business.  Just a little more than two years ago when it first announced plans to place a store in the former Macys’/Filenes’ location on Leonard Street in Belmont Center, the South End-based supermarket chain opened its doors, albeit quietly, […]

So Long, Cushing Village; Say Hello to ‘The Bradford’

Photo: Otto Weiss, the “Bradford’s” project manager. A sly smile crossed Bill Lovett’s face like he had a secret he wanted so badly to tell. So he did. Lovett, a senior development manager at Toll’s Apartment Living which owns the 168,000 sq.-ft. apartment/retail/parking complex set to be built in the heart of Belmont’s Cushing Square […]

Toll Bros Update of Cushing Village Development Thursday, April 27

Photo: Under construction. The developer of the Cushing Village project now under construction in Cushing Square will hold a public meeting this week to provide residents an update on where the development is at and where it is going. Toll Brothers Apartment Living, the apartment development division of Toll Brothers, Inc., the nation’s premier builder […]

Cafe Society a la Belmont: ZBA OKs Eatery at Center’s New Bookstore

Photo: Chris Abouzeit (standing) and Kathy Crowley, owners of the Belmont Bookstore, before the ZBA The famed “lost generation” of American artists and writers living in Paris in the 1920s – Hemingway, Stein, Eliot, Fitzgerald, Pound and Gershwin – would leave their dark and cold apartments and head to the lively bistro/bars on the Left Bank […]

Belmont Farmers Market Gets Town OK; Day Change To Be Discussed

Photo: Farmer Market Manager Suzanne Johannet (left) and Belmont Food Collabrative’s Anne Lougée before the Belmont Board of Selectmen on Monday, April 3.  The Belmont Farmers Market will open for the 2017 season in Belmont Center after the Belmont Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a permit to its parent non-profit the Belmont Food Collaborative at the […]

Cushing Village Update: Dig, Dig, Dig; Starbuck Around ’til July 4th?

Photo: Diggin’ it in Cushing Square. Dig this … which is exactly what construction crews are doing on the proposed site of Cushing Village, according to developer Toll Brothers. In his monthly update, Otto Weiss, the project manager for Toll Brothers’ Apartment Living division which is building the 168,000 square foot development in the heart of […]

Largest Landlord Wants Farmers Market Out of Belmont Center

Photo: Kevin Foley before the Board of Selectmen. It was supposed to be one of the dozens upon dozen perfunctory acts the Board of Selectmen performs ever year. Before the board was representatives of the Belmont Food Collaborative, the folks who run the Belmont Farmers Market which is celebrating its 12th season in 2017. A popular […]

Free for 30: Town Release New Belmont Center Parking Plan [Video]

Photo: A pay-by-plate kiosk in Pittsburgh. In an effort help to increase on-street parking turnover and availability for shoppers in Belmont Center, drivers parking along Leonard Street will need more than just change in their pockets; they’ll need to remember their license plate number.  According to a press release from the town dated Friday, March […]

Foodie’s Opening Set for Early March

Photo: The rear/main entrance of the new Foodie’s Get ready for Belmont Center’s newest food destination. Foodie’s Urban Market, the Roxbury-based supermarket chain, will open its doors to its new 15,000 square foot store “in the next few weeks,” said Angela Braun, director of Belmont’s Health Department on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Braun and her assistant, […]