City Names Restaurants, Stores For Polaroid Site

Mayor Jeanette McCarthy has announced which stores are being planned for the site.

Six new stores and restaurants are being considered for the shoppling complex planned for the former Polaroid site on Main Street, according to Waltham Mayor Jeanette McCarthy.

Starbucks, Marshall's, Bonefish Grill, 2Ovens, Jake & Joe's Sports Grille, and a major supermarket are all "being vetted" for the site, McCarthy announced in a statement to reporters. McCarthy did not specify which supermarket would be coming to the site, but Market Basket has previously said it wanted to open a store at the location.

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Other technology and department stores are being considered for the site as well, McCarthy said. 

Also, the city and developer will be holding a contest to name the site, but the developer has final say over the name, according to McCarthy. The winner will receive a $250 gift card to Market Basket. More details on the contest will be announced at a later date. 

If approved, the Starbucks would be the city's first. Plans for a Starbucks in Waltham fell apart earlier this year.

Daniel Iknaian October 19, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Hi Sammy I am hoping that it will be like those two places as well, they do have some decent stores going in there so we'll see what happens.
Daniel Iknaian October 20, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Hi all just got some more new on the site today, looks like they are going to be downsizing the office section and adding for retail to the other side of M.B. as well.
Sara S October 31, 2012 at 06:44 PM
This commentary is very interesting to follow. As a homeowner in Waltham, I would LOVE to see something like Legacy Place happen in Waltham. I usually drive to Natick Mall/Route 9 or Legacy Place, or shop Newbury and Boylston Streets when I'm at work. This development should be a mix of upscale and mid-range offerings, to appeal to a more diverse demographic. I personally would love to see something like a Kohl's there, and agree that the Marshal's would be disappointing - that is a standard strip mall type place. LOFT, Sephora, Bath & Body Works and Kohl's are all huge draws for most women across many age ranges and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Daniel Iknaian November 06, 2012 at 03:02 PM
They are proposing these stores as follows: Z Gallerie, Anthropologie, Versona,Sephora, Loft, Grand Luxe cafe, Jcrew Chico's, J.Jill, Jos A.Bank, Nike, Bonefish grill, two ovens, jake and joes, pinkberry and roosters. Obviously we know the Market Basket is going to anchor it and then there is going to be another 35,480 sq ft of retail on the other side of MB. If you guys want to see something really nice check out the Lynnfield Market place that is going to be opening in 2013.
Bill O November 23, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I can't believe that there are no plans for traffic. How are all those cars getting into and out of this mall from 128?


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