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random amblings Jul 12, 2013 05:29 AM

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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    windward Jul 15, 2013 07:48 AM

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

    1. xo_kizzy_xo Jul 14, 2013 06:06 PM

      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. NE_Wombat Jul 14, 2013 02:26 PM

        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:


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          Spelunker Jul 14, 2013 06:40 PM

          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
            FinnFPM Jul 15, 2013 05:41 AM

            Interesting! Thanks for posting.

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              NE_Wombat Jul 15, 2013 12:46 PM

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

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            random amblings Jul 12, 2013 06:31 PM

            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.


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              windward Jul 12, 2013 12:33 PM

              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
                passing thru Jul 20, 2013 03:41 PM

                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).

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                Kat Jul 12, 2013 09:32 AM

                One recently opened in Hudson, MA.

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                  simonr Jul 12, 2013 08:43 AM

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

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                    Karl S Jul 12, 2013 05:02 PM

                    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)

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                    phonelady Jul 12, 2013 07:38 AM

                    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
                      LStaff Jul 13, 2013 07:36 PM

                      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

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                        Jenny Ondioline Jul 13, 2013 09:20 PM

                        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.

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                          bear Jul 14, 2013 06:40 AM

                          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.

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                        mwk Jul 12, 2013 06:57 AM

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

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                          kobuta Jul 12, 2013 09:30 AM

                          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.

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                            Pegmeister Jul 13, 2013 04:21 PM

                            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

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                              kobuta Jul 13, 2013 04:59 PM

                              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.

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                                xo_kizzy_xo Jul 14, 2013 06:01 PM

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

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                              libertywharf Jul 12, 2013 05:51 AM

                              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
                                mwk Jul 12, 2013 06:59 AM

                                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...

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                                  libertywharf Jul 14, 2013 09:08 AM

                                  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.

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