Tuesday, January 29, 2013
This week's You Ask...Patch Answers column is focused on the parking lot behind Warwick Place.
Every week, we set out to answer a question submitted by one of our readers as part of our You Ask...Patch Answers column. On Monday morning, a local resident emailed in a question about the availability of that brand new parking lot behind the Warwick Place building on Pleasant Street. They asked: I was just wondering when it will be OK to park behind Warwick Place. I drove by the other day and I saw a bunch of cars in there. It would be a big help if that parking lot was available if Roundhouse Road fills up. Thanks! --- The simple answer is not right now. According to Groom Construction Co. Project Manager Tim Costin, the Warwick Place lot is restricted to tenants and construction-related vehicles only and there is signage indicating …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Does the combination of a high-end restaurant and movie theater sound good to you?
Word is, Palmers is coming back to the North Shore and will take up residence at Warwick Place. We'll have more details soon, but what we do know is that the Andover restaurant run by Swampscott native John Palmer Ingalls is branching out and opening a second location in the first floor of the new 38,000-square-foot commercial building. And next to the restaurant, Ingalls is planning to operate a new movie theater as well. The theater will have 108 seats, according to plans filed with the town. This past summer, in light of the news that a theater was definitely in the plans for the development, we asked readers if they thought Marblehead needed a cinema to replace the old Warwick, which closed in 1999. The response was mixed. Many readers…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ever since we announced that Warwick Place's facade would feature a new movie marquee, we've received dozens of email inquiries about the future of the original sign. Here's an update.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012
At a meeting in October, the Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a request for an overhanging movie sign at Warwick Place that is expected to be a larger replica of the original Warwick Theater marquee. When the original marquee was taken down and preserved prior to the demolition of The Warwick in the summer of 2011, those planning the project said they were unsure whether they would refurbish the original or just replace it all-together. On Monday afternoon, Groom Construction Co. co-owner David Groom said the plan to reintroduce the old Warwick marquee to the building was scrapped due to its poor condition. The original, he said, is safe and sound in storage. Now that we know architechts will be moving ahead with a plan to attach a …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
For the next few weeks, parking on Pleasant Street will be limited as progress continues at Warwick Place.
Work that began on the sidewalk in front of Warwick Place Monday morning is expected to last into mid-November and will mean slowed traffic and limited parking on Pleasant Street. The upcoming sidewalk and sewer work will mean no parking on the Warwick side of Pleasant Street and a police detail may be necessary at times, according to a request unanimously approved by the Board of Selectmen at Abbot Hall Monday afternoon. The request, made by the Salem-based Groom Construction Co., was passed on the condition that all work be completed by Nov. 20. "That's two days before Thanksgiving - we know it's going to be crowded down there on the night before Thanksgiving - so just as long as you're gone by then," Selectman James Nye said prior to …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Warwick Theater's trademark marquee will be replaced with a replica when Warwick Place opens. What do you think should happen to the original?
The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved a request Monday afternoon for an overhanging sign at Warwick Place that is expected to be a replica of the original Warwick Theater marquee. When the original marquee was taken down and preserved prior to the demolition of The Warwick in the summer of 2011, those planning the project said they were unsure whether they would refurbish the original or replace it all-together. It now appears that architects will be moving ahead with a plan to attach a replica to Marblehead's new 38,000-square-foot downtown building, which is expected to feature a combination high-end restaurant and movie theater. So, we have to ask - if it were up to you, what would you do with the original Warwick Theater marquee…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In case you haven't noticed, the facade at Warwick Place has been coming together over the last few weeks.
As each day passes, the exterior of Warwick Place is looking more and more like this computer rendering of what the finished product is expected to look like. Over the last two weeks, workers have installed the windows along the Pleasant Street side of the 38,000-square-foot office and retail building and have wrapped up the majority of the brick-work. Over the next few months, a refurbished Warwick Theater marquee and a large segment of light blue reflective window paneling are expected to be installed. CLICK HERE for an interactive month-by-month Timeline of progress at the site. A request for an outdoor dining area adjacent to the high-end restaurant expected to open on the first floor of Warwick Place sometime next year was unanimously…
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously approved a plan calling for a 32-seat outdoor dining area in the rear courtyard of Warwick Place.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A request for an outdoor dining area adjacent to the high-end restaurant expected to open on the first floor of Warwick Place sometime next year was unanimously approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday night. The meeting drew a crowd of town residents to the Selectmen's Meeting Room of Abbot Hall, many of whom spoke in favor of the outdoor seating area, which will be located in the building's rear courtyard. Local attorney Paul Lynch presented board members with an updated plan calling for a 32-seat outdoor dining area. His request for a 40-seat dining area was shot down at a meeting in July when abutting neighbors and the owners of nearby businesses said they feared it would mean loud nights and limited parking. Warwick Place is …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A proposal for an outdoor dining area at Warwick Place will be revisited by the Zoning Board of Appeals next week.
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 sometime next year will be considered by the Zoning Board of Appeals next week, according to the posted agenda. A similar proposal for a 40-seat outdoor dining area was narrowly shot down at a board meeting in July that drew a small crowd of abutting residents and business owners to the Selectmen's Meeting Room of Abbot Hall. Many of those who spoke at the meeting railed against the proposed dining area because they feared it would translate to loud nights and limited parking. At the meeting in July, local attorney Paul Lynch presented a recently-updated building design, which called for changes to the …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here's a look at the recent progress at Warwick Place on Pleasant Street.
Here's a look at recent progress at the Pleasant Street site of Warwick Place, Marblehead's new 38,000-square-foot office and retail building. Click Here for an interactive timeline that offers a look at all of the progress since ground was broken last year.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The floor plan for Warwick Place calls for a cafe selling breakfast and dessert.
In addition to a high-end restaurant, movie theater and retail establishment, Warwick Place is expected to be home to a cafe that will sell breakfast, dessert and sweets, the building's co-designer said Tuesday night. The plan for the cafe was revealed during a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting at Abbot Hall Tuesday night, where board members approved changes to the building's facade and narrowly shot down a request to add a 40-seat outdoor dining area. Presenting the plans Tuesday night was local attorney Paul Lynch and one of the building's co-designers. The plans, which were updated once prospective tenants were identified, include a space for a small cafe in between the theater and restaurant that is expected to sell breakfast, sweets …