UPDATE: As of yesterday, (Aug. 26, 2020), the Natick Building Department has approved our demolition permit for 4 & 6 Lincoln Street at the former St. Patricks Parish Property.
Our contractor will be performing the demolition sometime after Labor Day. As soon as the start date for the work is confirmed, we will let everyone know.
As a reminder, we will only be tearing down the former funeral home
(4 Lincoln St.) & 2-story house/barn (6 Lincoln St.) at this time. The demolition will not include either the former school (45 E. Central St.) or the former convent (5 Wilson St.).
It's been a very busy week at the former St. Parish Properties!
Yesterday, to deter future trespassing on the property, we boarded up
the lower windows and multiple entrances
at both the school (45 E. Central St.) and convent (5 Wilson St.).
Additionally, this week, we replaced a large amount
of the windscreen that surrounds the property.
(NOTE: The remaining windscreen on Lincoln Street will be replaced
after the demolition of 4 & 6 Lincoln St. is completed)
You'll be seeing some activity today at the former St. Patricks Parish Property as we begin
to replace our green windscreen on the exterior fence surrounding the property.
We anticipate the work on the windscreen will continue for the rest of this week.
Also, as an additional safety measure and to prevent future trespassing,
we'll be boarding up the lower windows and multiple entrances to the former school
(45 E. Central Street) as well as to the convent (5 Wilson St.) today (Wednesday, Aug. 19th).
As reported at last night's Board of Selectmen meeting, here are several updates
re: the St. Patricks Parish Property as of August 13th:
The demolition permit for 4 & 6 Lincoln St. was filed on August 4th after completing all the required work at the property (including pest control treatments & water line capping). We expect the permit to be issued within the next few days and hope to have the work scheduled in a few weeks (weather permitting).
Our new windscreen has been delivered and we anticipate the installation process
will begin within the next 2 weeks
In response to the August 6th break-in / fire at both the former school (45 E. Central St.) and
convent (5 Wilson St.), we will be boarding up all doors & lower level windows
at both buildings to prevent future trespassing.
Stonegate Group was outraged and disturbed by the senseless destruction to both buildings and we intend
to press charges against the responsible parties. We would again like to extend our appreciation and
gratitude to both the Natick Fire & Police Departments for their assistance this past week.
If you should have any questions, comments or concerns, please reach out to us at 508-655-1700
or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Yesterday afternoon (Thursday, August 6, 2020), the Natick Fire Department responded to an alarm at the former St. Patrick Parish properties. Fire officials discovered a small fire believed to be accidently set by vandals in the former convent, located at 5 Wilson Street.
In addition to the fire, both the school and the former convent were severely vandalized. Multiple windows were broken and both buildings were littered with trash and spray-painted with graffiti. The Natick Building Commissioner has determined there was no structural damage to either building.
We understand that several suspects have been questioned by the Natick Police Department. As this is still an ongoing investigation, further details have not been released at this time.
Stonegate Group will be fully cooperating with local authorities to provide any additional information needed for the investigation.
We would also like to extend our gratitude and appreciation to both the Natick Fire & Police Departments for their immediate response to the incident. Thank you for helping to serve our community!
Stonegate Group is pleased to announce the arrival of the Bagel Table
to 11 S. Main St. (The former Common Cafe space)
With locations in Chestnut Hill, Ashland & Brighton, as well as another upcoming location in Wayland, the Bagel Table has already become a popular staple in Metro West serving breakfast & lunch specialties.
We're looking forward to their opening this Fall!
For more information about their restaurant and menu,
visit them at: https://mybageltable.com
PLEASE TAKE NOTE:
Stonegate Group will be cutting & capping the water lines serving 4 & 6 Lincoln Street on Wednesday, July 29th beginning at 7:00 am.
The work will take place inside the gate of the St. Patricks Parish property and will be fully supervised and inspected by a Town Representative.
We anticipate there will be no noise disruptions to the neighborhood
during this process.
The water line work is expected to be completed by
12:00 pm on Wednesday.
In keeping with our commitment to the Natick Board of Selectmen, Stonegate Group will soon be demolishing the structures located at 4 & 6 Lincoln Street.
We anticipate the demolition work will take place in August, once we secure a demolition permit from the Natick Building Department.
Prior to this demolition work, our contractor (General Excavation Co., Inc.) will begin preparing the site by cutting & capping the water lines serving the two buildings. This work is anticipated to begin the week of July 29th (weather permitting).
As we get closer to the demolition work, we will be notifying residents in the neighborhood with additional details. An advance mailing has been sent to all residents in the St. Patrick's neighborhood (Lincoln, Wilson, Morse, Sherman & Grant Streets), and we will continue to update the public via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stonegatesaintpatricksproject/ and our website (www.stonegatellc.com).
If you are a resident of the St. Patrick's neighborhood and would like to receive advance notices of work to be performed at the property, please email us at: email@example.com to be added to our notification list. Thank you!
One of Stonegate Group's brightest commercial tenants is DetraPel, a start-up company who manufactures cleaning products locally in their Framingham warehouse.
This talented group has recently switched gears and is now producing products that can safely be used to disinfect and sanitize hard surfaces against 140+ organisms, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
You can read about them in the MetroWest Daily News article below and check out their website (www.detrapel.com) for more details.
Be well and be safe!
written by Thomas Maye for MetroWest Daily News (photo credit: Daily News and Wicked Local / Art Illman)
FRAMINGHAM - It was only two years ago that DetraPel Inc. and its young founder, David Zamarin, earned a $200,000 investment from Mark Cuban and Lori Grenier after an appearance on “Shark Tank.”
Now the Blandin Avenue startup that sells stain-protectant sprays is earning kudos for its contributions to the community during the global pandemic.
DetraPel’s six-person team has shifted “98% of (their) energy” to making disinfectant products to help local community organizations, according to Marketing Manager Ania Scott.
“We are doing all that we can, but we really hope other small companies think about pivoting their day-to-day operations to help the fight” against coronavirus, she said.
The seven-year-old company has grown significantly since Zamarin, then just 19 (he was 15 when he founded the company in 2013), showed its fabric protectors on “Shark Tank,” winning over Cuban and Grenier. But as it has moved its focus to making disinfectants, Scott said the company’s team has been forced to scale back production on their main-selling products.
DetraPel has ordered new machinery to automate the disinfectant manufacturing process, ramped up production, and is working day and night “to get this stuff out the door, because we know how important this is to get out to the community,” Scott said.
The company is also working with Mayor Yvonne Spicer’s office to make hand sanitizer for the Framingham Fire Department.
Scott said the process will take at least two weeks, as the company needs to work with suppliers to get materials and have the product approved by the FDA.
“It’s a completely different formulation that requires FDA approval, and we just got our FDA facility approval overnight, basically,” she said. “Everything is slow now, unfortunately.”
Scott said it was too early in the process to determine the monetary value of the planned donation.
Acting Fire Chief Michael Dutcher, who along with Mayor Yvonne Spicer visited DetraPel’s Blandin Avenue production facility on Thursday, was thrilled.
“It’s great (that) a local company has changed their direction on the fly like this,” Dutcher said. “They saw a need in the community. They saw there was a need and they’re going to be able to fill that void.”
Dutcher said the company has already donated some cleaner and disinfectant to the Framingham Fire Department.
Consumers can buy disinfectant through DetraPel’s website, but much of the stock will be donated to nearby hospitals, fire stations, grocery stores and other places with essential workers, she said.
“We’re taking any donation inquiries we can from the local community,” Scott said. While larger retailers have expressed interest in buying DetraPel’s disinfectant products, the company has turned down those offers to focus on donations.
“We’re being careful not to over-promise,” she said.
Scott added that there’s a widespread shortage of the raw chemicals required to make the hospital-grade disinfectant formula, which is based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Environmental Protection Agency recommendations.
“Despite being a small business, we’re constantly working with our chemical suppliers to try to expand our product lineup to include valuable products that are imperative in this time of crisis. The more we can produce, the more we’ll be able to donate ... We’re definitely going to do the most we can.”
Through these challenges, Scott said she felt immense pride at other small, local businesses who’ve helped in coronavirus efforts, and in the dedication of the company she’s come to call home.
“I’m happy to be part of such a small team of some of the hardest-working, kindest people I know,” she said.
A great way to support your local businesses AND adhere to "social distancing" rules is to purchase a gift card from Buttercup Restaurant (13 W. Central Street in Natick) online.
Gift cards can be either be used for take-out now or for a sit-down meal later (something we're all looking forward to!).
Either way, you're getting some of the best food in Natick!
Click on the link below for more information: