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Attorney General OK's Downtown Framingham Rezoning Plan

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 4:36 pm on February 10, 2016

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today approved plans by the Town of Framingham to rezone its Central Business District, Downtown Framingham. The rezoning plans were approved on October 21, 2015 by Special Town Meeting members. Town officials see the rezoning as critical to encouraging transit-oriented development (TOD) in Downtown Framingham, and will move their efforts forward to encourage this kind of residential development.

“Downtown Framingham is poised to reclaim its title as an important walkable, urban center for economic development in MetroWest and Greater Boston,” said Charlie Sisitsky, Chair of Framingham’s Board of Selectmen. “The Town of Framingham is excited to offer in Metrowest an urban living experience to people who may be attracted to the Town’s small-town atmosphere and convenient proximity to Boston. We anticipate ...[read more]


Hackers Steal Over Million Customer's Data from Staples Stores

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 3:20 pm on December 21, 2014
(photo) Headquarters of Staples, Inc.

Headquarters of Staples, Inc. located at 500 Staples Drive, Framingham, MA 01702 (USA)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Framingham Massachusetts based office supply retailer Staples, Inc. has released updated info on the recent data breach involving 1.16 Million customer's info from its retail point-of-sale systems.

In mid-September 2014, Staples' data security staff detected criminals had deployed malware to point-of-sale systems at 115 of Staples U.S. retail stores.

Customer data at Staples' Framingham MA retail store was not involved.

The malware allowed transaction data at affected stores, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes to be stolen by the hackers.

The malware allowed access to this data from ...[read more]


Jack's Abby Brewing Plans for Expansion

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 12:17 pm on December 17, 2014
Jack's Abby Brewing (2012) Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler

Brothers Eric,  Jack and Sam Hendler of Jack's Abby Brewing, (framingham.com File Photo)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Today, Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler, co-founders and owners of Jack's Abby Brewing, announced plans to build a significantly larger brewery at 100 Clinton Street, occupying part of the former Dennison Mfg. complex in downtown Framingham.

The expansion will allow the brewery to increase production capacity, warranted by a rise in demand for the beer in its home state, as well as expanded territories such as Connecticut, upstate NY and Vermont only a few short years after the brewery's August 2011 official grand opening.

The new 67,000 sq. foot space (up from the current brewery's 12,000) will feature state-of-the-art brewing equipment including a canning line and a 60 bbl brew house for initial brewing capacity of 50,000 bbls annually, with opportunity to scale up to 125,000 bbls.

"We've developed a great relationship with the town of Framingham over the past three years and couldn't be happier that we found a location for the brewery that meets ...[read more]


Jack's Abby Brewing Announces Fall Specialty and Seasonal Lager Lineup

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 10:55 am on September 8, 2014
Jack's Abby Brewing (2012) Jack, Eric and Sam Hendler

Brothers Eric, Jack and Sam Hendler of Jack's Abby Brewing, (File Photo)

Framingham, MA - Jack's Abby Brewing, the family-owned craft brewery with the mission of creating truly distinctive lagers, is pleased to announce this fall's lineup of seasonal and specialty brews. The brewery will also induct Leisure Time Lager as core brand this fall; due to this wheat lager's popularity as the summer seasonal, Leisure Time will now be featured year-round.

"We always look forward to this time of year because of the wide variety of lagers we feature—from extra hoppy to intensely maltty brews," says Jack Hendler, co-founder and Head Brewer.  "Not only are we able to include more locally sourced ingredients from New England in the Fall, but we are able to harvest local hops and pumpkins, involving us in each step of the brewing process."  Each of the seasonal and specialty lagers continue the Jack's Abby traditions of featuring locally-grown ingredients, traditional German brewing standards and American innovation.

The 2014 Fall Specialty and Seasonal Lager Line-up includes:

  • Leisure Time Lager: Now available year-round, this lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. A subtle spiciness balances the citrusy and floral hops added to the whirl and hopback.  Year-round release.  ABV 4.8%, IBUs 15.
  • Copper Legend - This Octoberfest-style lager is malty, smooth and exceedingly drinkable -- perfect to celebrate the change in seasons. This beer features locally grown wheat from MA, Munich malt and noble hops.   September release.  ABV 5.7%, IBUs 22.

...[read more]


Chicken Bone Closes for Summer

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 11:42 am on June 17, 2014
Chick Bone Saloon (Logo)

"The Bone" is Closed until after Labor Day.

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Chicken Bone Saloon sent out a notice to customers on their email list informing them they would be closing for the entire summer, beginning June 17th, 2014 and not reopening until "the week after Labor Day". 

The notice read ---

 

Dear Friends of The Chicken Bone:

Summertime has always been a very slow time of year for us here at The Chicken Bone. Many people are away on vacation and/or enjoying outdoor activities. This, combined with recent changes in the economy and rising cost of living expenses, means we all have less money to spend on eating out and entertainment.

Up until last year, The Chicken Bone had always been open 7 days a week. Last summer, in an effort to minimize the impact of the slow season, we reduced our operating hours and decided to be closed on Mondays. We have made the difficult decision to suspend our operations for the entire summer this year, and then re-open after Labor Day.

We want to thank all of our staff and all of our customers for your friendship and support over the years. We know that The Chicken Bone would not be the special place that it is without all of you. We hope that you enjoy the summer and come back to see us in the fall for the great food and live music that The Chicken Bone is known for.

Sincerely,
Bill & John
The Chicken Bone will be closed from Tuesday June 17th until the week after Labor Day.

 

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