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, […]

Sold in Belmont: $3.5M For Slice of Former Pizza Mogul’s Homestead

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.” • 27 Willow St., Old-style (1903). Sold: $1,075,000. Listed at $1,075,000. Living area: 2,557 sq.-ft. 8 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths. On the market: 81 days. • 7 Sherman […]

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 […]