WESTBOROUGH – Stonegate Group is pleased to announce that the façade rehabilitation of the historic Arcade Building at 1 West Main Street in Downtown Westborough is well underway.
The Arcade Building is a mixed use three-story, Richardsonian Romanesque-style commercial block constructed in 1890 to meet the demands of a growing downtown business district. The red brick and brownstone building, which is prominently situated overlooking the downtown rotary, is a centerpiece of Westborough’s West Main Street Historic District.
The sensitive rehabilitation work planned for the building involves the exterior only, including cleaning the brick and brownstone, selective repointing the masonry as needed, replacing the mid-twentieth century storefront materials to better resemble the configuration seen in historic photos, and most excitingly the recreation of the original brick and masonry rooftop parapet that was removed and last seen high on top of the building in the early-twentieth century.
“We are pleased and excited to restore new life into the Arcade Building, a building that has been a significant part of the fabric of the Westborough community for over 125 years” noted Sean McGrath, president of Stonegate Group.
The historic façade is being rehabilitated under the guidance of the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the National Parks Service.
Work on the Arcade Building began in April, 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in June, 2018. All four shops located on the retail level of the building will remain open during construction.
The ladies of Park Village enjoyed their last bingo night so much that we decided to hold another one!
We had a terrific turn-out and everyone enjoyed the games, snacks and the company of their fellow residents. We're looking forward to getting together again very soon!
Some of Westborough's finest visited the littlest residents of Park Village for our Annual Safety Day on April 21st and a fun time was had by all!
The kids learned how to keep themselves and their families safe and were even able to sit in the fire trucks and police cars!
Thank you again to the Westborough Fire & Police Departments for taking time out of your busy schedules to pay us a visit.
We can't wait until next year!
There was a lot of excitement at Park Village in Westborough for our 1st Annual Talent Show on April 19th, where our residents were the stars of the show!
On Wednesday March 28th, the ladies of Park Village in Westborough had a great time at our fun-filled Bingo Tournament. The room was filled with laughter and good times - no one wanted to go home!
We're looking forward to hosting another bingo night later this year!
FRAMINGHAM – The outlook for Stonegate Group, LLC is bright as it kicks off 2018 with a high-energy rooftop solar installation at the Stonegate Industrial Park located at 92 Blandin Avenue in Framingham.
Construction on the massive 1 megawatt (MW) rooftop solar panel system (approximately 3,500 panels) began in mid-December of 2017 and is expected to be completed by mid-March of 2018. A collaborative effort by a number of professionals and trades, the panel installation on the +/- 160,000 square foot rooftop is being coordinated by Green Street Power Partners (GSPP) Development Inc., a subsidiary of Green Street Solar Power, with assistance from Swinerton Renewable Energy.
Paul Reilly, director of Renewables & Energy Efficiency Programs at Taylor Consulting & Contracting, provided his years of experience in green technology to Stonegate Group, and assisted in their solar panel decision.
“Once completed, the 1 MW solar rooftop system will generate 1.3 MWHs/yr. of clean energy every year and an estimated 31 MWHs of clean energy over the life of the system," Reilly explained.
Sean McGrath, president of Stonegate Group, noted, “The amount of clean energy generated by this one project equals a reduction in annual CO2 emissions equivalent to that of 100 Massachusetts homes.”
“This new endeavor is but one example of how Stonegate Group is combining its established real estate expertise with the importance of increasing solar energy in the Commonwealth,” McGrath said.
Funding for the project was provided by Middlesex Savings Bank.
written by Brian Benson, originally published in the Metrowest Daily News on December 27, 2017.
NATICK - Food aficionados will have a new reason to visit Natick Center next year as a new restaurant prepares to bring fresh food from the farm to diners’ tables.
The restaurant, to be called “buttercup,” will fill part of the recently renovated and expanded former American Legion building at 13 West Central St. Dora Tavel-Sanchez Luz and her husband, Gabriel Sanchez Luz, hope their latest eatery will become a neighborhood gem.
“I’m confident we can become that,” said Tavel-Sanchez Luz. “That’s our goal.”
They started “the farmhouse” in Needham as a farm-to-table restaurant. They hope to bring a similar concept, but with different dishes, to Natick Center this spring.
The new restaurant, which will at least initially only be open for dinner, will take up two of the three storefronts along West Central Street. It will have about 100 seats spread among a dining area, bar and outdoor patio. Steve DeMasco’s Shaolin Studios, a martial arts school, is establishing a new location in a space accessible via the Summer Street alley.
Both new businesses should bring people to downtown, said Athena Pandolf, executive director of the Natick Center Cultural District.
The restaurant’s farm-to-table emphasis offers something different for the area. It should complement the existing downtown restaurants, Pandolf said.
“It’s going to be a real draw to people coming into Natick. It’s going to be exciting for the residents to go to some place new.”
Natick-based Stonegate Group completed renovations and construction at the building in the fall, creating space for businesses as well as 11 apartments.
“We are very appreciative of the Natick community’s enthusiastic support of our efforts to bring new and different businesses to our town,” Dean Calivas, chief operating officer at Stonegate Group, said in a statement. “This new restaurant will be an asset to the current revitalization of Natick Center, and we hope that their presence in the heart of the downtown district will encourage other businesses to look to Natick as a wonderful opportunity to set down roots.”
Calivas praised Tavel-Sanchez Luz and Sanchez Luz, saying “their reputation for high-quality, locally grown farm-to-table food speaks for itself.”
They opened the Needham restaurant in 2013 and use food they grow as well as products from other local farms. They plan to farm in South Natick. The couple plans to run a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for opening the Natick eatery.
Relying on locally grown food means the menu must change based on what is available. But, servers can tell diners the story of where their food came from and fresh food simply tastes better, Tavel-Sanchez Luz said.
“That’s who we are. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
For more information about the new restaurant, email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about 13 West Central St. is available at www.stonegatellc.com.
Even though our newest property at 13 W. Central Street was just completed in the Fall, 2017, things are about to get very busy on the first floor with our two new commercial tenants!
Stonegate Group is very pleased to announce that we have signed a lease with Eat Farmhouse, LLC for 2 of the 3 front commercial units at the property. Eat Farmhouse LLC currently owns the Farmhouse Restaurant in Needham, and they are very excited to bring their farm-to-table creations (all made with local ingredients) to Natick Center in Spring, 2018. https://www.thefarmhouseneedham.com/
Additionally, we'd like to give a warm Stonegate Group welcome to Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios (SDSS), who will be occupying the back commercial unit # 4 (accessed via the Summer St. alley). SDSS has a wide and respected reputation throughout New England as one of the premier martial arts schools in the country. Classes for both adults and children will be starting this Winter. Check our their website at: https://sdsskungfu.com/
We're looking forward to these two wonderful additions to the diverse fabric of Natick Center!
On Tuesday Evening, November 28th. the children at Park Village were treated to a fun evening of books & crafts, sponsored by the Hastings School in Westborough.
They read the book "Thunder Boy Jr."by Yuyi Morales and made personalized bookmarks to bring home with them. The gift of reading lasts a lifetime!
written by Community Advocate Staff and originally published in the Community Advocate on November 22, 2017
Westborough – Owners Rashmi Rajan and Swapnil Soni, the husband-and-wife team behind Magic Fingers, are excited to have opened their Westborough boutique. In addition to Rashmi’s paintings and art, they also provide a platform for local artists to display and sell their unique handmade gifts, including jewelry, wedding glasses, home décor items, paintings (original and prints), cards and stationary, organic bath products and henna. Custom-made items are also available.
Magic Fingers is located at 5 Milk St., Unit 2, in Westborough and can be reached by phone at 774-275-0855. Visit their website at www.magicfingersma.com.