Thursday, January 17, 2013
Wayland Town Center has opened a couple of businesses so far, but have you been a patron?
Construction on Wayland Town Center continues even as two businesses, Stop & Shop and Bertucci's, have already opened their doors. Stop & Shop welcomed its first customers on Nov. 16, after a grand opening party on the night before. Bertucci's soon followed, serving its first customers on Nov. 26. Word on the street is that Bertucci's has been packed, but Stop & Shop seems to have been pretty quiet. What do you think? If you've visited either spot, were you pleased with your experience? How are you feeling about Wayland Town Center overall now that shops have opened and more are coming? Tell us in the comments! WAYLAND PATCH: Facebook | Twitter | Email Updates
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Doing so could attract more businesses to Wayland, officials say.
The Wayland Board of Selectmen Monday, Dec. 10, voted unanimously to keep a uniform tax rate in place for fiscal 2013, choosing not to opt for a split rate that would have shifted some of the tax burden to commercial businesses. Doing so, selectmen say, could attract more businesses to Wayland. Residents and business owners will see a tax rate of $17.89 per $1,000 of assessed value on their fiscal 2013 tax bills, which should hit mailboxes around the end of December. The rate is down from last year, when selectmen approved a rate of $19.01, due to a one-time appropriation approved at town meeting. After a presentation on several tax-rate scenarios by Board of Assessors Vice Chair Susan Rufo, selectmen discussed whether to approve a …
Monday, November 26, 2012
The second business at Wayland Town Center will open for business today.
Bertucci's will officially welcome customers to its 35th Boston-area location with the opening of the Wayland Town Center restaurant at 14 Elissa Ave., on Nov. 26. The Italian restaurant will celebrate the opening by lighting the "first fire" in its brick oven, according to a press release. “Bertucci’s began in Boston over 30 years ago," said David Lloyd, CEO and president of Bertucci’s, in the press release. "After all these years, we are very excited to be part of the Wayland community and to help launch the new Wayland Town Center. We are looking forward to sharing our food and hospitality with the community." Bertucci's is the second business to open at the Wayland Town Center site. It was preceded by Stop & Shop, which opened its …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Stop & Shop welcomed its customers in grand opening fashion Thursday night with a party spread throughout the store.
There wasn't much shopping going on, but there was plenty of mingling, eating, drinking and music during Stop & Shop's grand opening party at its Wayland location on Thursday night. General Manager Mike Bussell presented checks to Parmenter Food Bank and Wayland-Weston Youth Football, citing Stop & Shop's commitment to partnering with local organizations and charities. Bussell also recognized Cynthia and David Hill for their work in organizing a massive donations drive for victims of Hurricane Sandy in Breezy Point, N.Y. "Your stuff is going out like wildfire," Bussell read from an email received from a firefighter in New York. "Pretty much instantly, it has been impactful to the people of New York what the people of Wayland did with …
The day has arrived when the first store at Wayland Town Center will welcome its first customers.
It’s been years in the works, but the day has come at last. The first business at Wayland Town Center, Stop & Shop, opened its doors to customers Friday morning after a grand opening celebration Thursday night. Hundreds of people came together to stock, straighten, clean and otherwise bring online the 45,000-square foot grocery store that will serve as the anchor for Wayland Town Center. “It’s Santa’s Workshop,” said general manager Mike Bussell, looking around the store on Thursday afternoon as employees stacked colorful produce, arranged flowers and stocked shelves. Bussell, a 31-year veteran of the grocery chain, estimated that about 110 people were busy working at the store Thursday afternoon in preparation for that evening’s party and…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The following information was supplied by the Wayland Fire Department.
A construction worker at Wayland Town Center took a fall from a roof Wednesday afternoon that resulted in a trip to the hospital. Wayland Fire Capt. Andy Holland said the fire department responded to Wayland Town Center at about 3 p.m. Wednesday after the worker fell from one roof level down to a flat roof about 6 feet below. Holland said the man was conscious, but complaining of back and chest pain. He was transported to the Lahey Clinic in Burlington. According to Holland, the injured man had been working with a concrete boom, a machine that pumps liquid concrete. Holland said that it appeared the boom struck the man, knocking him from the roof on which he was working. Holland said he does recall any other medical calls to the Wayland …
With the first stores opening soon (ie. tomorrow) and new traffic restrictions taking effect, we're wondering how confident you are in the traffic situation in central Wayland.
Stop & Shop will open its doors to customers at Wayland Town Center bright and early Friday morning, just in time for the Thanksgiving shopping crowd. Throughout the past several months, you've no doubt noticed the many changes to the roads and intersections surrounding Wayland Town Center. Beginning Friday, not only will the roads have changed, but so will rules drivers will be following. Town Administrator Fred Turkington reminded residents on Wednesday of several new traffic guidelines designed to protect the neighbors of Wayland Town Center from cut-through traffic. You can read the full list of guidelines here. We want to know how you feel about these new guidelines and your expectations for traffic related to Wayland Town Center …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
With the opening of Stop & Shop, new restrictions on traffic to Wayland Town Center will go into effect.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Town Administrator Fred Turkington submitted the press release below. Residents should be aware of traffic restrictions that have been put in place to facilitate traffic flow to and from Wayland Town Center and to protect neighborhoods from "cut through" traffic to the mixed-use retail/office development on Route 20 (Boston Post Road) and Route 27 (Old Sudbury Road). With the opening of Stop and Shop on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, take note of the following restrictions: These restrictions are the result of various permits, approvals and agreements for the Wayland Town Center development designed to minimize the adverse traffic impacts of additional vehicle trips on Routes 27, 126 and 20. Some additional measures may be implemented if traffic …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A truck parked at the Wayland Town Center Stop & Shop through Sunday will carry donations to Breezy Point, N.Y., an area devastated by flood and fire during Hurricane Sandy.
It's been about 10 days since Hurricane Sandy ripped through sections of New York and New Jersey, gashing the landscape and leaving behind wounds that will heal, but with scars. In Wayland, power lines and trees bore the brunt of Sandy's wrath, but those small inconveniences pale in comparison when the images of locations in Sandy's direct path cross television screens and magazines. Wayland resident Cynthia Hill on Sunday night watched a segment of "60 Minutes" focused on the section of Queens, N.Y., known as Breezy Point. It's a community that Hill first encountered after 9/11, when Hill and her husband, David, traveled to a fire station in New York to meet some of the firefighters who lost colleagues the day of the attacks. On Sept. 11…
Monday, November 5, 2012
Bottled of Wayland owner Delia Michael wants to open a store that stands apart from other wine and beer shops.
It isn't much to look at yet, but Delia Michael already has a clear vision for the space that will become Bottled of Wayland -- and that vision extends all the way to the experience she wants her customers to have. Michael could nearly be considered a lifetime veteran of the restaurant and retail food industry. Her family has been in small business development for many years and Michael early on found her calling in cuisine. "I've always loved food," Michael recalls standing in the unfinished shell of her Wayland Town Center store. "I started cooking in first grade, which my parents loved." She eventually graduated from both her parents' kitchen and a culinary arts program, and over that time she developed what she considers an obvious …