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, ...[read more]
Formerly a Coutryfare Star Market grocery store, the largest retail space in the Nobscot Shopping Center has sat vacant for nearly a decade.
FRAMINGHAM, MA - Since reporting that the owners of the Nobscot Shopping Center had demolished the vintage sign that stood out front for the past half-century, there have been only small bits of news about the property's future.
I had this article almost finished last night, but was waiting for a reply from Steve Sylven, an official spokesperson for SuperValu Inc., (NYSE: SVU)
While most of the complaints about the shopping center have been directed at Centercorp Retail Properties, Inc., the listed agent for the plaza -- it appears Centercorp's hands are literally tied, preventing them from doing anything at the plaza.
According to Steve, "SuperValu", the parent company of ...[read more]
Nobscot Shopping Center's Countryfare Star Market has been vacant for most of the past decade. Mall owner Centercorp Retail Properties, Inc. recently announced plans to refurbish the property and hire a new leasing agent to attempt to revitalize the strip mall. (Photo taken September 3, 2011)
FRAMINGHAM, MA - After we ran an article on September 13, 2011, "Centercorp to make Nobscot anouncement October 1st", Framingham resident Beth Escobar, (who had been in contact with Centercorp Retail Properties, Inc. Property Manager Terri Desjardins), leaked the news that the company now intends to fix up the Nobscot Shopping Center property and hire a new leasing agent in hopes of getting new tenants to lease the now mostly vacant strip mall.
The news was then leaked to the Nobscot Neighbors group, and to the Metrowest Daily News, and since then ideas and suggestions have been swirling around on a Nobscot email list about what types of stores local residents would like to see in the plaza.
After reading several of the ideas -- which consisted mostly of thoughts about what chain or specialty grocery store may lease the vacant former Countryfare / Star market, (which is the largest retail space on the property), and hopes that CVS would ...[read more]