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Aug 3, 2010 08:59 AM

New, larger, Burlington Market Basket is coming

For any Hounds who did not already know, here is an article about brand new Burlington Market Basket that will be opening late this year practically adjacent to the current one:

Every time I go to H-Mart or just find myself driving by on Middlesex Turnpike the progress is apparent. They have completely gutted the old Expo Design Center and the stores between it and the current MB. The other day all that remained was the roof - you could see right through the space! Given that it is hard to imagine that the new store will be ready before the end of the year, but that is what they are shooting for. I can hardly wait!

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  1. good to hear - because the one near H Mart is pretty dirty and sad looking.

    1. This will be awesome, especially if they really do make it more like the Chelsea store. I was in the Chelsea store once and it was....well, it wasn't even like a Market Basket.

      That being said, I'm curious why the new MB in Burlington is going to have free Wi-Fi. Maybe it's just me, but I don't really see myself hanging out there long enough to pull out a laptop.

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      1. re: taterjane

        Laptop, no, but iPhone or iPod, sure. That way you can get your shopping lists online.

        1. re: taterjane

          If they planning a food court with a seating area like WF in Fresh Pond, then it would seem to make sense.

          1. re: bear

            I agree. This is the most convenient Demoulas for me, but during the day the old people will obliviously ram their carts into you in those funky narrow aisles (when they're not blocking them completely). Sometimes I can't face it and go to the Woburn one instead, which has worse car traffic outside, but much better cart traffic inside.

          2. Thank heavens. Since my mom (wisely) gave up driving, we've been shopping in Woburn or Billerica. The Burlington MB is 7 min. from my house but the aisles, and crowds, cannot accommodate mom's scooter.

            1. A newer MB will be great. The only problem for me is the markets can get too big. I use a cane and getting thru the larger stores can be tough. As much as I love mB I bet I'll find myself going to Roche Bros more often just because of the size.

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              1. re: chowmel

                But...There are scooters available in the each store. No need to hobble along with your cane. It really is a good alternative.

                1. re: chowmel

                  Can't speak for Woburn and Chelsea, but the Billerica MB has at least 8-10 electric scooters available at the front every time I take my mom shopping.

                  My mom isn't able to walk very far for medical reasons, and the scooters are vital to her shopping.