Monday, January 28, 2013
Reading Patch reports that despite rumors there as well, the Reading Market Basket isn't going anywhere.
Westford's not alone when it comes to rumors about possible Market Basket closures it seems. Reading Patch is reporting this morning that rumors about the Market Basket there leaving are unfounded, comparable to the rumors spreading shortly after it was announced that Westford would have a second Market Basket less than a mile away from its first. To date, there are no official plans to close the original Market Basket.
Friday, January 4, 2013
What are your thoughts?
During the holiday season, one Westford Patch reader pointed out to us that near the entrance of the old Market Basket at Westford Valley Marketplace was selling what appeared to be "toy" grenades and guns marketed toward children. We reached out to Market Basket representatives for comment, and they replied the machine would be removed, which it was (see attached photo for comparison between Dec. 26 on the left and Jan. 2 on the right). Do you applaud Market Basket for this move? Is it political correctness gone too far? How much of a role did the Sandy Hook tragedy play in this, and other instances where Westford residents face guns and weapons? There are many questions, and today we want to ask for your thoughts. And if you see …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
You gave us some undercover suggestions to see whether or not the new Market Basket has what you want to buy. Here's what we found.
A 2011 study from the Boston Consumers' Checkbook indicated that an average household would save $1,638 a year if they shopped at Market Basket, but do those price savings turn into a more limited selection? The other day we asked you to e-mail us your suggestions on things we could check on at the new Market Basket, and here's what we found from what you asked us to look for. Our inspection occured at approximately 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 Things The New Market Basket Has That You Asked For Things The New Market Basket Does Not Have That You Asked For Somewhere in Between What are your thoughts on the New Market Basket? Tell us in the comments!
Monday, December 3, 2012
Market Basket officials say they can balance low prices with a wide selection, but we want to put those claims to the test.
For many in Westford, the news that a second Market Basket was coming was certainly not welcome, with folks wanting other chains with reputations for higher quality items such as Whole Foods. Here at Westford Patch, we want to objectively see whether Market Basket can stand up with other supermarkets when it comes to the having items you want to buy. So unlike our old Grocery Hunt, where Market Basket won around 60 to 75 percent of the time, today we want to ask you for ideas on higher end items you've found elsewhere, but wouldn't Market Basket, just to see if they have them. Please e-mail Westford Patch editor Andrew Sylvia at email@example.com with the grocery item you'd like Patch to check out at the new Market Basket along …
It's been a source of discussion over the past few months, and now the discussion moves into a new phase as Market Basket's second location opened on Sunday.
It's official: Westford's second Market Basket is here. The long awaited anchor store for the new Cornerstone Plaza saw a flurry of activity on Sunday, opening a store with a layout more comparable to its other newer stores in New England than its first location in town at Westford Valley Marketplace. DeMoulas corporate operations manager David McLean said that far from closing the old store, Market Basket hopes to grow its brand by supplementing the new store with the old store, something it has done elsewhere. "It's always more rewarding to grow with a town that has helped our business grow, something we've done in places like Bourne, New Bedford and Brockton, just to name a few," he said. McLean also said he hopes the newer stores in …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
While the lettering is taller and closer together than what was originally proposed, the sign is set to become the largest on a retail building in Westford.
Barlo Signs spokesperson Tim Sullivan joked on Monday that if the new supermarket going into Cornerstone Square was called “Market Bag,” it would have been approved pretty quickly. Still, the new Market Basket did finally get its sign request approved, if in a slightly different form that it had originally hoped. After deliberation, the board approved a modified sign that would be six feet tall and have letters spaced more tightly together than the original request that was wider and shorter in height by two feet. The sign was also smaller according to Sullivan, coming in at approximately 57 square feet, coming from an individual measurement of each letter. Confusion arose among members of the board over this was the actual number or the …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
More buildings and more tenants are coming to shopping center located just off 495 in the heart of Westford's commercially zoned area.
Westford Planning Board chairman Mike Green told Cornerstone Square representatives on Monday that he appreciated the fact that their development was "a moving target," but the target has been slowly coming into focus over the past few weeks. Spokespeople with the development announced earlier this week that it has reached 80 percent tenancy, with a grand opening scheduled for November. “The leasing interest has been incredible ever since the project was first announced,” said Dusty Burke, President & CEO of American Commercial Real Estate and leasing broker for Cornerstone Square . “Our tenants recognize the value of being a part of well-located, stylishly designed retail and medical office center, and want to be part of the excitement …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Welcome to "You Asked, Patch Answers"
Hello Westford! It's almost April Fools' Day, and we've gotten a question that may have been tongue in cheek that we're going to take seriously anyway. So, without further ado, today we answer the age old question....."Just how many Market Baskets could you fit inside Westford?" Unfortunately, it was a bit too abstract and time consuming to assess how many could fit inside Westford economically, so instead we took this person literally and figured out how many fit inside of Westford period. We went by Cornerstone's estimate of an approximate 60,000 square foot footprint inside the new Market Basket coming to town presented at a Planning Board meeting earlier this year as our template. According to the 2011 Town Report, there are 30.2 …
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Market Basket offers organic options at affordable prices.
I know people were upset to find out that Whole Foods would not be going into the new Cornerstone Square. I was definitely one of them. I do shop at Market Basket occasionally, but I would love for another supermarket to come to town. I recently looked more closely at what Market Basket offers and their prices. I found quite a bit of organic and other more natural items at great prices. Here is what I found: Pete and Gerry’s Large Organic Eggs – 12 for $3.69 Organic Valley Organic Butter – 1 lb for $4.69 Organic Valley Organic Cream Cheese - $2.49. This is a great price! I saw it once on sale for $1.99, plus I had a coupon. Still waiting to see that deal again! Stonyfield Organic Yogurt – 32oz for $3.69 Annie’s Mac and Cheese – …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
For Westford mom and ex-certified public accountant Laurin Mills, a frequent frustration with what to make for dinner eventually evolved into a website that helps save time and money at the grocery store for people across New England.
For anyone finding that they’re going to the grocery store one too many times a week, don’t worry: Laurin Mills is here to save the day. That was Mills’ dilemma before the Westford mom created the Dinner Daily: a website focused around minimizing trips and costs at the grocery store while maximizing the nutrition of meals. A former certified public accountant, Mills found herself during one snow day several years back with three kids, no food, and no motivation to head to Market Basket after just coming back a few days earlier. “I thought, ‘I’m so sick of feeling so disorganized over dinner.’ So I started compiling recipes,” she said. From there, the informal process evolved with the help of friends and was merged with local grocery …