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Nobscot Shopping Center Progress Continues

October 20, 2011 (10:42 pm EST)
Filed under: Business by Randy Harris
Nobscot Shopping Center now actively leasing out vacant stores.

New sign advertising that Nobscot Shopping Center is now actively attempting to lease out vacant stores. (photo courtesy of Rick McKenna)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - I have been lucky enough to be involved with the various parties interested in seeing the Nobscot Shopping Center revitalized, and today had a chance to discuss the center's future with the point-man from the newly hired property management company.

Jeff Bruk of Boylston Realty Advisors has been tasked with leasing out the vacant stores in the shopping center.

Jeff has just planted his "FOR LEASE" sign in the shopping center's parking lot, and has designed a Nobscot Shopping Center leasing information brochure to  market the property, (it's in PDF format, Adobe Acrobat reader is needed to view file)

I specifically asked Jeff about the former Texaco Gas Station which is part of the property, (located at the Edgell Rd. entrance to the plaza), and although they, (Boylston), do not have any specific, finalized plans yet, he assured me that one of the first orders of business will be to taking all necessary steps and cleaning up all areas surrounding the gas station building.

A conceptual drawing in the brochure shows the gas station as a "pad site" fit-up for retail sales or other use, with the parking reconfigured and depicting a facade that wraps around the north and west sides of building.

Conceptual drawing of Nobscot Shopping Center and former Texaco Gas Station as shown in new leasing information brochure.

Conceptual drawing of Nobscot Shopping Center and former Texaco Gas Station as shown in new leasing information brochure.

I also asked if all of the space in the shopping center will be available for lease, mentioning that some people have been concerned that the former Countryfare Star Market grocery store may be kept off the market due to prior lease terms -- he assured me that all vacant space in the shopping center will be available for lease -- as individual stores, or combined if a prospective tenant's needs require combining space.

Addressing the concern that the former property manager refused to meet with town officials, and the lack of communication with the Town and residents in the Nobscot neighborhood, Jeff wrote in an email, "I can also tell you that we plan to meet next week with [town] officials to discuss initial plans for the property and gather their feedback."

Jeff has promised to keep us updated with new information and details as they develop, and commented, "We are excited to be working on this property and look forward to working with the local community."

Jeff has been in the real estate business for over 20 years and has personally been responsible for leasing out over 5 million square feet of commercial space -- working with national, regional and local retailers.

Jeff Bruk of Boylston Realty Advisors, Leasing Agent for Nobscot Shopping Center

Jeff Bruk

The Nobscot Shopping Center is located at 770 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

For additional information or to inquire about leasing space in the shopping center, contact Jeff Bruk, Boylston Realty Advisors, 355 Middlesex Avenue, Suite 7, Wilmington, MA 01887, tel: (978) 657-4600 extension 3131, or email: or visit the Boylston Realty website at:



    Comment by Chessie — October 21, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

  2. That is fantastic news! Nobscot has a lot of potential and I am looking forward to what may come.

    Comment by Angie — October 29, 2011 @ 7:51 am

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