Commercial Realty arranges sale of Sundae School to former employees

Dennis, MA Three former Sundae School summer employees have put together a partnership to purchase both Sundae School Homemade Ice Cream locations in Dennisport and Harwich Port on Cape Cod. As teenagers, Michelle White, Michael Kelly and Robert DeMarco worked summers together at Sundae School.

Barnes & Noble opens at Wareham Crossing

Wareham, MA Barnes & Noble is opening a new bookstore location. The location showcases the highly lauded bookstore design seen in the most recent Barnes & Noble store openings. The new Barnes & Noble is located at 2421 Cranberry Hwy., in the Wareham Crossing shopping center, across from Yankee Candle and Cape Cod Coffee.

MassDevelopment provides $1.25m loan to Bisousweet Confections

Leominster, MA MassDevelopment has provided a $1.25 million loan to Bisousweet Confections, LLC to renovate and buy equipment for its new facility at 554 Willard St., where the company relocated in October 2022. The 20,000 s/f facility is four times the size of its previous location in Shirley, providing needed space for the company to expand operations amid a tripling of sales between 2019 and 2022.

DeStefano & Associates, Inc. and TK Architect begin construction on two Aroma Joes

Seabrook, NH DeStefano & Associates, Inc. (DAI) has begun the construction of a ground up 900 s/f Aroma Joe’s at 270 Lafayette Rd. TK Architects is the architect. Anticipated completion is December 2023.

Drybar Shops to open at Derby Street Shops this fall

Hingham, MA - Drybar Shops, the premier blowout and styling brand, is opening one of its newest locations and its first on the South Shore at Derby Street Shops. The new location is set to open its doors this fall.  Drybar is known for providing the ultimate blowout experience, offering a range of signature styles, from classic and sleek to beachy and tousled.

Trader Joe’s to open in Back Bay at 500 Boylston St. with 16,500 s/f retail space

Boston, MA Trader Joe’s has secured approval from the Boston Licensing Board to sell alcohol at its upcoming new store at 500 Boylston St. in Back Bay. The new store will be half a mile from the company’s existing location in the neighborhood. The chain has received a building permit for plumbing work for retail space.

Quinn of SVN | Parsons completes 20,725 s/f of leases at Ledgemere Park

Ashland, MA Senior advisor Garrett Quinn of SVN | Parsons Commercial Group | Boston has completed 20,725 s/f of lease renewals and new deals at 260 - 300 Eliot St. also known as the Ledgemere Industrial Park. The six-building portfolio is owned and managed by Parsons Commercial Group, Inc. and consists of 245,000 s/f of flex, industrial and retail space.

F1 Arcade to open first U.S. location in the Seaport - 16,000 s/f

Boston, MA F1 Arcade, the world’s first official Formula 1 simulator racing experience to put socializing at its core, is opening its first U.S. location in the Seaport in March 2024. Combining social gaming with the excitement, glamour and thrills of Formula1, as well as food and drink offerings

Heidenberg Properties rebrands retail property and adds 60,000 s/f

Berlin, VT Heidenberg Properties Group has rebranded what was formerly the Berlin Mall as the Central Vermont Marketplace. The name change is a part of the property’s transition from a traditional mall into a mixed-use town center. This new era began in June 2022 with the opening of Chestnut Place

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market retail pop-up returns for the summer

Boston, MA Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market returns to the Seaport neighborhood for its fourth year with a record of over 60 vendors for the market’s 2023 season. Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market was named the “Best Retail Pop Up of 2021” by Boston Magazine