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28 Nov 2018

Caffe Nero opens in Concord Center: With video
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Photo Credit: Rob Carter, Wicked Local Staff

Wicked Local Concord The line stretched to the door on Wednesday, Nov. 28, as customers placed orders during the soft opening of the new Caffe Nero at 55-57 Main St. in Concord Center.

Concord’s newest coffee shop has been in the works for more than a year after property owner Linear Retail Properties signed a 10-year lease with the European coffee chain.

Director of Caffè Nero USA Jay Gentil said that seeing the store filled with customers it looked like “exactly what they wanted it to be.”

“It’s a neighborhood coffeehouse that serves really good coffee and really good food and allows the neighbors to come sit and socialize” Gentil said.

Gentil said that the morning had started slowly, but once the word got out that the shop was open it had been filled with a steady stream of customers.

Barbara White of Wayland said she wandered in for a French lesson with her tutor not knowing it was the opening day.

24 Jun 2018

Linear Retail Properties announces acquisition
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Wicked LocalREADING — Linear Retail Properties announced that it has acquired 1342 Main St. in Reading, a freestanding retail property currently leased to HomeGoods.

The purchase price for the property was $5,500,000. The seller was represented by Jenny Ng of The Network Group.

5 Feb 2018

Abbott’s Frozen Custard coming to Lexington Center
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Wicked Local – By Heather Beasley Doyle

Thinking ahead to Patriots’ Day, if you venture out to the Lexington parade, you might want to take along a little extra cash—and some space in your stomach, too. If all goes as planned, Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open its first Lexington store in mid-April, “before Patriots’ Day,” according to franchise owner and Lexington resident Jason Denoncourt.

Abbott’s will move into the space at 1853 Mass. Ave. vacated in the summer of 2015 by Candy Castle, which had been there for more than three decades. The frozen custard establishment will be Abbott’s third in Massachusetts.

Construction on the location, owned by Linear Retail, should begin this week, Denoncourt said. It should take about six to eight weeks. From there, he plans to “hire staff and get it all up and running.” For now, the store’s windows are plastered with images of frozen custard cones and the Abbott’s logo, concealing the interior of the space.

4 Feb 2016

Concord’s Friend Block is purchased by Linear Retail Properties
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Friend's Block Concord 1 Wicked Local – Linear Retail Properties, LLC, has announced that it acquired the two-story Friend Block located at 49-57 Main St. in Concord, MA for $4.7 million. The property was sold by the Friend Block Realty Trust.

The Friend Block is located at the center of Concord’s shopping district at the intersection of Main St (Rte. 62) and Walden Street. Originally constructed in 1892, the 11,740-square-foot site is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The site is named after John Friend, who opened a pharmacy in the late 1800s.

Linear expects to fill the building, which is mostly vacant, with shops complementary with Concord’s town center. Linear plans on modernizing the building’s interior while respecting the exterior’s historic design.