Articles Posted in the " Expansion " Category

  • Shrink Your Taxes By Trading Your Properties Instead Of Selling

    Oops, here comes a rainy day and you need cash? You find a better location for your business or you are doing very well and need a bigger space for your growing business? Well, whatever reason people might have to sell their properties, there is one thing that everyone would be concerned about—how much tax […]


  • Green Line Extension, Bitter or Sweet?

    President Obama released the budget of $100 million in federal fiscal year 2015 supporting the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Green Line Extension project (GLX) which benefits the economy and environment of Somerville and Medford communities in the upcoming several years. “The Green Line Extension offers Somerville and the region both economic justice and environmental […]


  • Healthier Economy Brings Better Business Opportunities

      The Business Monitor International upgraded their 2014 real GDP growth forecast from 2.7% to 2.8% with growth set to average 2.4% per year from 2013-2018. Our economy is recovering. With a growing external trade demand from the key US trade partners, including Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom, both the industrial and office segments […]


  • 410 in 2014: Dunkin’ Brands Looking to Expand

    Dunkin’ Brands, which includes Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and Baskin Robbins,  has announced that they’re planning to open up to 410 new franchises across the United States in 2014.  Currently, Dunkin’ Brands is on a 5% net annual development rate, and plans to stay on that path throughout this year. Dunkin’s Brands has been privately owned […]


  • Zipcar Parades into Innovation District

    This past Monday, local carsharing company Zipcar celebrated the relocation of its global headquarters from Cambridge to Boston with a parade. A procession of Zipcars and Zipvans made its way over to the company’s new location in the Hub’s Innovation District. Zipcar’s move into the Innovation District – a highly-coveted area for businesses, especially startups […]


  • ABG helps bring Redbones to Malden

    Julian Lewis of ABG Realty recently represented Redbones in the transaction of 333-339 Commercial Street in Malden. As a result of the transaction, Redbones is excited to announce that they are opening up a second location on Commercial Street in Malden! The famous Southern barbeque restaurant signed a 10-year lease for the 9,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Rosebud […]


  • HubSpot CEO offers insight for startups

    According to HubSpot CEO and co-founder Brian Halligan, location does matter for startup companies. HubSpot, a Cambridge-based marketing software firm (right down the street from ABG’s commercial office) has seen its revenue skyrocket in the past year, bringing in $52 million in 2012, 82 percent up from the previous year’s totals. The company has raised […]


  • Bristol-Meyers plans $250M expansion in Devens

    Bristol-Meyers Squibb, a pharmaceutical company based in New York, announced plans for a $250 million expansion in Devens. The expansion, motivated by tax incentives, will shift jobs from New York and New Jersey to the Bay State. The company plans to expand its biologics manufacturing facility, which was completed in 2009 for $750 million, as […]


  • Bonjour, Pret A Manger!

    French inspired British sandwich chain Pret A Manger is set to open its first two stores in Boston this week. The first store, located in the Financial District at 185 Franklin Street, opens November 14th. The second, located in the Back Bay at 507 Boylston Street, opens on the 15th.   The chain, which was […]


  • Massachusetts supermarket chain to close doors permanently

    Say goodbye to Johnnie’s Foodmaster, a supermarket chain founded in East Cambridge in 1947. Last week it was confirmed that all 10 Foodmaster supermarkets are closing. After 65 years in business, doors are set to close on November 30th. Reports that Whole Foods Market would purchase 6 of the 10 leases the Foodmaster chain held […]


  • Wegmans: Food You Can Feel Good About

    Wegmans, a high-end grocery chain based in Rochester, New York, is set to break ground on a new Massachusetts store on October 16th. The family owned grocery chain opened its doors in 1916 and today boasts 78 stores in 5 states and employs over 40,000 people. The new 135,000 square-foot store, located in Northwest Park […]


  • What’s Shakin’ Boston?

    What’s Shakin’ Boston?

    Brace yourselves Boston – the phenomenal Shake Shack is making its way here next year! The chain is set to open its first store at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center next year. I had the pleasure of enjoying one of Shake Shack’s burgers at their brand new New Haven, Connecticut location this weekend. Although the […]