By Bonnie Adams, Managing Editor
Westborough – Over the past year, a number of businesses have either come to Westborough or expanded their current operations in the town. As such, Westborough officials, including the Planning Board, Board of Selectmen, Economic Development Committee and Building Department, among others, have endeavored to help those businesses transition through the process. In a recent interview, Town Planner Jim Robbins highlighted updates on some of the companies who now call Westborough home.
Baystate Commons – Several small businesses have opened there in recent months including Mamas ‘n Divas nail salon, Cornerstone Dentistry, and Academy of Dance Expressions.
Reliant Medical Group – The company will occupy 90,000 square feet of space at Baystate Commons for client patient services and business offices in the spaces previously containing Linens ‘n Things, Claire’s, and Mattress King. Projected opening is early 2018.
Bertucci’s – The restaurant, located at 160 Turnpike Road (Route 9), has plans to add an outdoor seating patio.
Christina’s – The restaurant, located on South Street, has undergone a major renovation on its façade.
Cold Harbor Brewery – This craft microbrew taproom, located at 108 Milk St., allows customers to enjoy drafts as well as purchase growlers of beer.
Yummy Mummy Bakery – The shop has made a short move to its new location at 50 E. Main St.
Cumberland Farms – The company has undertaken major renovations to its corporate headquarters at 165 Flanders Road, moving several hundred of its employees from Framingham and elsewhere making Westborough its corporate home and flagship location. Cumberland is also investigating 55 E. Main St., the former Tufts Machine, for development of a new store and gas station.
Cork & Grain – The new wine, craft beer and spirits retailer has opened at 2 W. Main St. in the storefront previously occupied by Westboro Package Store.
Lindsay Taylor Spatique – The full service design spa has opened at 73 E. Main St.
Release Well Being Center – The spa, which offers total wellness life coaching, is now open at 201 Turnpike Road/Route 9. The project renovated the Nathan Fisher House, a historic landmark.
Speedway Plaza – There are several new restaurants in the plaza located at 290 Turnpike Road/Route 9, including Chop Kabob; Simple Greek serving Greek cuisine; and Masala Café, a casual Indian café.
Park Westboro – The complex, located at 346 Turnpike Road (Route 9) is complete and contains 259 rental apartments, 20 percent of which are rented under the state’s affordable housing guidelines (Chapter 40B).
Preservation Acres – This development, located on Arch Street with 10 single-family homes, is nearing completion.
Reservoir Estates – This residential development, to be located off Olde Coach Road, is just starting.
Ridings II – This development is located near the Grafton town line, off of Adams Street, at the end of Harvest Way. Nineteen single family homes are proposed.
Westborough Village – The complex, located near the MBTA’s commuter rail station, is nearing completion. There are 276 owner-occupied units, including townhouses and condominiums, and 14 single family homes.
Village Commons– Development will soon start here, at 1 Gleason St., on 15 single family cottage-style homes.
Zaara Gardens – Twelve single family homes are slated to be built at 169 E. Main St. Twenty percent of the homes will be sold under the state’s affordable housing guidelines (Chapter 40B) for qualifying families.