Cushing Square’s New (Temporary) Skyline As S.S. Pierce Building Tumbles

Photo: Open space in Cushing Square. For 102 years, the prominent three-story brick and frame building stood at the corner of Common Street and Trapelo Road, home for much of that time of the Belmont branch of the S.S. Pierce grocers. On Monday, Feb. 20, the century-old Cushing Square landmark came tumbling down as the […]

Selectmen OK New Restrictive Bylaw on Liquor License Transfers

Photo: Licenses will be coming back the town. Belmont Town Meeting members will be presented with a new prohibitory retail and restaurant liquor license transfer bylaw after the Board of Selectmen approved the language in the article on Monday, Feb. 13. But due to delays on Beacon Hill in setting up legislative committees needed to take up […]

It’s Official: Spokesperson Says Cushing Square Starbucks is Closing

Photo: Closed … for now. It’s the least best-kept secret in Belmont: the popular Starbucks Cafe in the heart of Cushing Square is closing. If the reduction of parking and pedestrian access which dramatically reduced business wasn’t enough of a clue that the store would struggle as the construction of the 164,000 square foot multi-use […]

Last Call for Lattes: Cushing Sq. Starbucks Reported to Close ‘Soon’

Photo: Starbucks in Cushing Square. When you’re hunting for a cool iced caramel macchiato this summer, you’ll no longer have Starbucks in Belmont’s Cushing Square as a destination.  According to associates who spoke to worried customers and the Belmontonian, the busy store located at 112 Trapelo Rd. will be shutting its doors “soon, in the next […]

Cushing Village Demolition Begins Next Week; Residents Concern on Process

Photo: Bill Lovett, senior development manager at Toll’s Apartment Living, speaking to residents. The demolition of structures on the proposed Cushing Village site will begin next week, according to a Toll Brothers representative speaking at a public meeting held at the Beech Street Center on Tuesday, Jan. 24. “The big equipment will be mobilizing this […]

Town To Peer Review Toll Bros. Plan To Clean Cushing Village Land

Revised on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to update status of RAM material. Photo: A public meeting Tuesday will discuss how the land of the future Cushing Village be cleaned to allow construction to begin. The Belmont Board of Selectmen voted Monday, Jan. 24, to hire an environmental firm to peer review the state-approved plan developer Toll […]

Cushing Village Update: Municipal Lot Closed To Public Wednesday

Photo: From parking lot to construction site. In the first tangible indication construction on the long delayed Cushing Village development is about to commence, signs notified the public the municipal parking lot adjacent Starbucks was official closed to vehicles. “THIS PARKING LOT Located on the corner of TRAPELO ROAD and WILLISTON ROAD WILL BE CLOSED […]

Sold in Belmont: A Pair of Million Dollar Splits That Took Different Tacks

Photo: A highlight of smart, architectural sensitive renovation in a split level in the Winn Brook. A weekly recap of residential properties sold in the past seven days in the “Town of Homes.” • 58 Crestview Rd., Split-level ranch (1959/2016 renovation). Sold: $1,500,000. Listed at $1,775,000. Living area: 4,200 sq.-ft. 7 rooms, 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. On the market: 79 days. • 544 […]

Selectmen OK Loading Dock Alcohol License With Conditions

Photo: Faud Mukarker (right) before the Board of Selectmen After a sometimes contentious meeting which appeared an agreement would unravel before one could be struck, the Belmont Board of Selectmen voted unanimously on Monday, Jan. 9 to grant a “pour” alcohol license to Faud Mukarker, owner of The Loading Dock on Brighton Street. But the […]

Selectman To Solicit No Transfer Vow As Loading Dock Seeks New Alcohol License

Photo: At the initial meeting on the transfer of a full alcohol license with Selectmen Williams (left) and Paolillo. The Loading Dock‘s owner Faud Mukarker will be before the Belmont Board of Selectman on Monday seeking a second town-issued alcohol license for his Brighton Street establishment, coming less than four months after his controversial transfer […]