Thursday, September 27, 2012
The former Fruit of the Four Seasons building will be torn down to make way for a new commercial building on Atlantic Avenue.
- Owen Boss
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The former home of the Fruit of the Four Seasons on Atlantic Avenue is expected to be torn down by the end of the year to make way for a new one-story, 2,000-square-foot commercial space. At Tuesday's meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals, members unanimously granted 34 Atlantic Avenue LLC permission to tear down the former market and build a new building in its place. The plan was endorsed by both the Planning Board and the town's Design Review Board earlier this month, attorney Paul Lynch said Tuesday. The new building will have two separate storefronts facing Atlantic Avenue and the latest plans call for the creation of several new parking spaces along Barnard Street. Although the developers haven't provided a timeline for the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tonight's meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will feature presentations for three downtown projects that are being closely watched by local residents.
At their meeting tonight, Zoning Board of Appeals members are expected to weigh in on three proposed downtown projects: the demolition of the former Fruit of the Four Seasons building on Atlantic Avenue; the future home of Marblehead For Teens on Pleasant Street; and a proposal for an outdoor seating area for 32 at Warwick Place, according to the posted agenda. The board's meeting is scheduled to begin in the Selectmen's Meeting Room of Abbot Hall at 7:30 p.m. Click on the titles of the posts below for our full stories. --- A proposal for a 32-seat outdoor dining area adjacent to the high-end restaurant expected to open on the first floor of Warwick Place will be revisited by the board tonight, according to the posted agenda. A similar …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The former home of the Fruit of the Four Seasons on Atlantic Avenue may be torn down to make way for a new building.
If the investors looking to sell a recently-remediated market on Atlantic Avenue can't find the right tenant, they'll end up tearing it down to make way for a new building. According to Stone River LLC representative Charles Patsios, a plan to tear down the former Fruit of the Four Seasons building and replace it with a new one was presented during a meeting of the Design Review Committee at Abbot Hall Monday afternoon. The plan, he said, has already been before the Planning Board. "We’re redesigning it to come up with something that’s appropriate for the area," Patsios said. "We want the building to be something that is a plus rather than something that is run-down." If the investors do end up choosing to rebuild, Patsios said they will …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
What would you like to see move in at the former Fruit of the Four Seasons?
The investors who recently-rehabilitated the former home of the Fruit of the Four Seasons on Atlantic Avenue have received numerous offers from the area business community, a representative said Monday afternoon. Charles Patsios, a representative of Stone River LLC, said the investing group didn't rehabilitate the interior of the building with a specific business or type of business in mind but simply "did it the right way." "Sometimes (investors) will just try to get a remediation project like this done as quickly as possible," Patsios said. "We got in there and knew we wanted to get it done right." Although he said Stone River is currently accepting offers from a variety of prospective businesses, Patsios, of Swampscott, said he thinks …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
This week we want to know - what would you like to see move in at the former home of The Fruit of the Four Seasons?
Now that the sale pending sign has been taken off of the former home of the Fruit of the Four Seasons, we have to ask - what would you like to see move in? According to Coldwell Banker agent Chesley Perkins, the building was sold to an investing group earlier this month. The group, he said, is planning a complete overhaul of the building's interior. "They're going to be rehabbing everything on the inside," Perkins said. "The plan is to redesign the inside of the building to make it more upscale." Have you been hoping for a particular kind of business to come to town? Is there something you think would thrive on Atlantic Avenue? Let us know in the comments section below.