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Info on Market Basket new locations?

Rumors that MB is considering the Star Market location in the Dedham plaza have me hopeful. Can anyone confirm? What about Waltham?

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  1. Possibly, it seems mb is eye balling some of shaw's failures. Mb is going where shaws once stood in south Attleboro near the train stop.

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    1. re: libertywharf

      I remember when that Shaw's was first built. It was bright and shiny and I used to make trips there specifically because it was so much nicer than the Shaw's in Sharon near my house. I was driving home from Providence last week late at night and stopped there, thinking I could pick up a cold drink, and it was gone...

      1. re: mwk

        Hi mwk
        It's been gone for at least a few months. They changed the name of the plaza to Boston plaza. The Sharon shaws isn't doing well either, the Stoughton shaws is closing soon.

    2. I wonder if they might take over the Star Market in Quincy? That would be outstanding news...

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      1. re: mwk

        That would be a dream for me too! Especially since my parents are moving right across the street, which means a trip to MB would be the reward for regular parental visits.

        1. re: mwk

          Has the Star Market in Quincy closed? I haven't been done that way in a bit. I would be thrilled with a MB in that location

          1. re: Pegmeister

            Nope still there. Drove by it today in fact. I think mwk and I are just dreaming that Star/Shaws might want to shed that particular store as part of their restructure, and MB would be a nice replacement if they want to expand their presence on the South Shore.

            1. re: Pegmeister

              It's still there. It's barely hanging on, too, judging from the very few cars in the parking lot.

          2. According to Waltham Patch 6/28/13

            Market Basket, Others Confirmed as Waltham Polaroid Site Tenants

            Construction on buildings at the complex may begin in 2013.

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            1. re: phonelady

              Last reference I could find its supposed to open the end of 2013, but its mid summer now and I don't think they have started on the building yet.

              Can't wait until this one opens as its going to save me some time trekking back and forth to the Billerica location. I try to avoid the new Burlington location as its just not pleasant to shop there - I always feel like I'm in someones way

              1. re: LStaff

                That was certainly always my feeling about the old Burlington location, but the few times I've shopped at the newer one, it's seemed relatively roomy.

                1. re: LStaff

                  There is activity visible from Rte. 128 there for sure. There appears to be a sizeable foundation in place, but it's impossible to tell what it's for.

                  Hard to imagine anything will be ready before the end of the year, that's for sure.

              2. The store in Revere (Northdate mall, on Rt 60) is scheduled to open in the fall

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                1. re: simonr

                  Hadn't realize a MB in Revere is in the works. Delightful! Given how I usually go to the Chelsea location from Melrose (it's usually faster than Reading....it seems the Revere location will be more like the Reading location in size)

                2. One recently opened in Hudson, MA.

                  1. Here is a list of all the annouched new MB locations that are in the planning or in development.

                    -N. Conway, NH
                    -Bddeford, ME
                    -S. Attleboro

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                    1. re: windward

                      fwiw, the South Attleboro location is under construction at present, they are actively working the site. (it's right off 95, where the s. attleboro train station is).

                      1. re: windward

                        It would be awesome if they brought one into the South Boston, MA. area. There was once two in Dorchester, MA. I know there is one in Chelsea, MA. For us seniors who live in the Boston area have to travel to far & safety issues doing the travel.

                      2. So on the heels of posting the question about a possible Dedham location, this arrived in my in-box. I think Artie DeMoulas is the last in the family at the top. Don't have any way to check the veracity, but found it interesting.


                        1. On a semi-related note, has anyone heard anything about the Ashland Market Basket? I ask, because while standing for quite a while at the deli counter waiting for my number to be called (I pulled #67 while they were serving #51), I noticed the following written on their specials board:

                          "SAVE OUR MARKET BASKET"

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                          1. re: NE_Wombat

                            I think that's an employee campaign not for one location, but for Demoulas' job as CEO (as the board is voting to remove him). To wit:


                            edit: or, exactly what was posted above. Basically, I think you can change that 'semi' to 'entirely' related ;)

                              1. re: Spelunker

                                Thanks - I knew the CEO vs board story, but didn't make the connection because I was focused on some location specific meaning.

                            1. I've heard rumors that MB bought the Building 19 plaza on Rte. 18 in Weymouth, but nothing more than that. Building 19 and the rest of the stores are still in operation.

                              1. I also heard that they bought the Hilltopper land in Saugus and that was a while ago.

                                1. any MB coming to the Halifax, Pembroke ma area?

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                                  1. re: cindykas

                                    I suspect we all have to wait and see if MB will even manage to stay in business at this point. The construction was still going on at the Waltham site last week but this hole they've dug themselves into is going to take a while to get out of. If they manage to stay in business, I won't be surprised if any new store plans get shelved.

                                  2. The new MB in Waltham is awaiting shelving and stuff, the new one in Revere has been ready to open since April as has the Attelboro one but the new regime at MB is put a stop to all new stores opening leaving these towns with big empty stores and jobs as promised.

                                    Let's just hope MB can recover if their board/stockholders ever wake up and see this work stoppage will bankrupt and possibly force the company to close this thriving business and everyone will loose, stock holders, CEO's, employees and customers.

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                                    1. re: MeffaBabe

                                      some told me that the changes are about money; obviously, it is about ego. they must know that they are harming a great business worth billions of dollars.

                                    2. What about the Shaw's in Tuntonm, MA that closed.....is that a possibility for Market Basket?

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                                      1. re: Reebie

                                        I wouldn't expect any new Market Basket stores in the near future, as they'll have their hands full both logistically (restocking and restarting the existing locations) and financially (repaying various loans from operating revenue). The only new spots are likely to be the ones that have already been built, like Waltham, and which were awaiting the results of the "family feud" before launching.

                                        1. re: owades

                                          That all makes sense. Have no idea then what may go in there.

                                          1. re: owades

                                            One of the Burlington associates told me today that the inside MB rumor mill was that Artie T wanted to move ahead with opening Revere and Waltham as soon as possible a) because Waltham will be one of their flagship locations and b) it would be a very positive statement about Market Basket post-feud.