Friday, May 5, 2017

Longmeadow Shops in Longmeadow, MA Celebrates Expanded Lifestyle Center and New Retailers

Time Capsule Dedication
 Longmeadow, MA — Over two years ago, the Longmeadow Shops’ owners Grove Property Fund had a vision to improve their lifestyle center. Today, that vision was recognized at a public event to celebrate the official Grand Opening of the recently expanded shopping center.

All of the Longmeadow Shops retailers gathered with business, political and community leaders to mark this milestone.  

The group recognized the community effort that was put forward to make the expansion a success, and also showcased the retailers who recently opened in the expanded space including J.Crew Mercantile, Verizon Wireless, and CVS Pharmacy. 

State Senator Eric Lesser, representatives from State Representative Brian Ashe’s office, Town Select Board Members Marie Angelides, William Low and Thomas Lachusia, Town Manager Stephen Crane and Longmeadow Fire Chief John Dearborn headlined a group of dignitaries joining Grove Property Fund, project development team members, and retailers for this celebration.

“A strong mix of local, regional and national tenants has been a recipe for success here at the Longmeadow Shops,” said Steve Walker owner of Grove Property Fund.  “We are very grateful for the all the community support that we have received leading up to today’s milestone, and we are very excited to showcase our enhanced our shopping center to the community.”

The Longmeadow Shops has been a fixture in the heart of the Longmeadow community dating back to the early 1960’s. The property was purchased in 1994 by Grove Property Fund.  Over the past two decades, Grove Property Fund has prioritized maintaining the charm and character of the shops, while also providing area residents with top-notch local and national retailers and restaurateurs.

“For as long as I can remember, the Longmeadow Shops have served as a place for the community to gather. In that spirit, I’m glad to join with my community, my colleagues and business leaders today to reaffirm our commitment to sensible and sustainable business development in Longmeadow. This recent expansion at the Longmeadow Shops is a welcome addition in our community,” said Senator Lesser, Chairman of the Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committee.

The event featured a time capsule dedication where each of the Longmeadow Shops retailers placed branded items into the capsule along with other fun branded items, including mementos from the Town of Longmeadow. 

Marie Angelides
Proclamations were presented from the U.S. House of Representatives, Massachusetts State Senate and Massachusetts House of Representatives and placed into the time capsule. Past news coverage from The Republican –, The Longmeadow News, The Reminder, Business West, WWLP 22News, Western Mass News, and LongmeadowBiz were also contributed. 

The capsule will be buried at a later date and unearthed 20 years later. The event also featured a formal ribbon cutting ceremony.

Current tenants at the Longmeadow Shops include United Bank, Bertucci’s, Fleet Feet, Caren & Company, Max Burger, Giftology, Peachwave, Chico’s, Gap and Gap Kids, Ann Taylor, Delaney Market, In Chic Boutique, Oksana Salon & Spa, Francesca’s, Starbucks, J. Jill, Shoenique, CVS Pharmacy, Jos.A.Bank, Ume Asian Bistro, Bank of America, J.Crew Mercantile and Verizon Wireless.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Sean Shortell
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
Watkins Strategies

Matt Watkins                                       
Watkins Strategies                               

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