Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Mike Ziethlow of Vintner's Circle hopes to spread his passion to winemaking to Westford, and believes that Cornerstone Square is the perfect place to do it.
About a year ago, Mike Ziethlow started making wine in his basement. Little did he know that his hobby would turn into a new business here in Westford. Open this month at Cornerstone Square, Ziethlow has turned his passion into a new franchise for Vintner’s Circle, the first of his three planned Massachusetts locations for the do-it-yourself wine making shop. “My wife and I started enjoying making wine, but it became a big mess,” he said. “Still, eventually we both said to each other ‘wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place for folks like us to go without making this big mess in our basement?” Despite those big messes and the time and care needed to make a fine wine, Ziethlow believes that the practice of wine making can become a new …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Yet another business at Cornerstone opens its doors as Panera Bread is now open to the public.
Local officials and other business officials were on hand to christen Westford's new Panera Bread location just off Boston Road at Cornerstone Square.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
After months of planning, the restaurant opened on Monday.
As Cornerstone Square slowly transitions from construction to fully open commercial plaza, another business began its life at the development as Five Guys opened its doors on Monday.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The development on Boston Road acts as a place for Republican signs as well as a focal point for certain ideas on what's needed for economic recovery.
Anyone familiar with the area just off Exit 32 has noticed the vast changes over the past months as the new Cornerstone Square development nears completion after years of planning and construction. But despite the new buildings, the development has remained as a forgotten backdrop for the subject of local business during this election year. While some of the political signs adorning the edge of the development on Boston Road have made way for new grass and New England-style stone walls, motorists can still see the various placards for Republicans like Congressional challenger Jon Golnik placed by Cornerstone developer Robert Walker. For years, the future of the project remained uncertain, and Walker sees candidates like Golnik as a cure …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Patch was invited to take a look around on site last week, here's what we saw.
If you've been reading Westford Patch over the past few months, or have been driving anywhere near Minot's Corner for that matter, you've seen all the construction down at Cornerstone Square, at least parts of it. Here's a look at some things on the site itself we got to see during a tour last week.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Planning Board may have potentially avoided a lawsuit for the town with their 3-2 approval of the third sign across from where Eastern Bank now stands.
It’s been month after month, meeting after meeting, but it’s finally finished. On Monday, the Planning Board approved a standard sign permit for the third and final freestanding entranceway sign at Cornerstone Square in a 3-2 decision. The vote may have been the last planning and zoning measure for the entire plaza before its opening this fall, and could have potentially turned into a lawsuit against the town if it had failed, as noted during the meeting. Cornerstone’s other two entranceway signs at Boston Road and the north side of Littleton Road next to Eastern Bank were granted special permits earlier in the month during a meeting that dragged on for nearly five hours. At that meeting where a determination that this sign on the south …
From Nabnasset to Forge Village, here are your Five Things for today in Westford.
#1. Musicians Wanted... for the upcoming Third Annual Forge Pond Fun Regatta! #2. Another West Nile Virus Infected Mosquito... has been found in Nabnasset, and there will be spraying in that area today. #3. School's Almost Back in Session: And the new Westford Academy newsletter is out. #4. On Wednesday at the Zoning Board: The ZBA approved a variance to replace a garage with an expanded living room at 4 Banbury Drive, approved a special permit to demolish a home at 40 Lake Shore Drive North and held off a decision on street setback relief for a home at 15 Fourth Street. #5. Pictured: More than likely, you've been driving down Boston Road and you've seen the new Panera Bread sign, but you might be asking yourself from looking at the …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
It's expected that the Planning Board will make a decision on the freestanding entranceway signs for the project in what will be their fifth meeting discussing the topic.
It appears that a conclusion is finally coming for the ongoing Cornerstone Square entrance sign saga, but that conclusion couldn’t be reached on Monday night. The Westford Planning Board opted to close the public hearing on the issue of freestanding directory entranceway signs for the new development between I-495, Boston and Littleton Road, which will leave the board to make a decision upon information they’ve received on Monday along with hearings in April, May, and June. Cornerstone Square attorney Douglas Deschenes continued to urge approval for the three signs, two of which would be on the northern and southern sides of Littleton Road near Eastern Bank with the other along Boston Road near Exit 32. In particular, he noted that no …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Welcome to our latest "You Asked, Patch Answers."
Hello Westford! Today we combine three answers to questions from Westford Patch readers about a single topic, one of the biggest topics of discussion in town right now: Cornerstone Square. #1. Will there be outdoor seating for restaurants at Cornerstone? Yes, currently all restaurants are expected to have outdoor seating capacity. A special dispensation from state laws regarding town liquor license quotas has also been brought into the Massachusetts State Legislature just for Cornerstone restaurants. #2. Will there be a new traffic light due to Cornerstone? Yes, the new traffic light will installed on Littleton Road near the current location of Eastern Bank. #3. Will there be an aerial traffic bridge over Littleton Road? There are …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
During Monday night's Planning Board meeting, an overview was given of certain aspects of Minot's Corner ranging from traffic projections to improvement plans.
Following the continuing Cornerstone sign discussion, the Westford Planning Board took a look at another issue impacting Minot's Corner: Minot's Corner itself. The intersection, which brings together Boston, Carlisle and Littleton Road, will be undergoing improvements beginning next year that will continue until 2014 according to a presentation given during the meeting. Westford Patch will provide more information on improvements to the crucial intersection over the upcoming months, and readers can get up to the minute traffic information there and at other parts of town by going to westford.patch.com/traffic. The presentation can be seen in its entirety on the Westford CAT website.