Retail

The Republican office building for sale, lease

The Republican has put up signs to draw attention to the availability of its office building at 1860 Main Street for lease or sale. Its large adjoining production facility, where The Republican and dozens of other publications are printed, is not for sale.“For many years we have had more office space than we need,” said…

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Big Y Foods considers e-commerce hub in Chicopee

Big Y has gone to the city with plans for an e-commerce grocery delivery and online-order pickup hub at its store on Memorial Drive. Claire D’Amour-Daley, the company’s vice president for corporate communications, said Monday the new facility is something Big Y is considering, but has not yet fully committed to doing. “If we do…

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Delaney’s Market closes in downtown Springfield; owners vow to try again as residential population grows

Restaurateur Peter Rosskothen and his team closed the Delaney’s Market location at 1365 Main St. in November, but vow to bring back the quality-meals-to-go concept once the downtown’s residential population has grown. “We were a little ahead of the curve with downtown,” staffers wrote on a poster in a window at the storefront. “There are…

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Wilson’s department store in Greenfield closing after 137 years

Wilson’s, the region’s last remaining downtown department store, is closing with the retirement of company president Kevin J. O’Neil. The liquidation sale begins on Black Friday, Nov. 29, at 9 a.m. “After more than 38 years at Wilson’s, I have decided to retire. The time has come to enter a new phase of my life…

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L.L. Bean sets opening date for Hadley store; first 200 customers will draw gift cards worth up to $500

L.L. Bean will open its new store in the Mountain Farms Mall Oct. 18, the Maine-based retailer announced Wednesday. The store will employ approximately 50 staff members, according to a news release. L.L. Bean also said the store will host free L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Programs year-round, including product demonstrations, map and compass clinics, and…

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Delaney’s Market beer and wine license approved in Westfield; Wilbraham location opens next week

Westfield officials this week approved a beer-and-wine package store license for the Delaney’s Market planned at the Little River Plaza by restaurateur Peter Rosskothen. With another Delaney’s Market at 2030 Boston Road in Wilbraham set to open Tuesday, Rosskothen said he’s nearing his goal of having four Delaney’s Market locations open by the end of…

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