According to the filing with the state, the market's owners want to create a new 718,367-square-foot warehouse and a new 518,000 square-foot retail area. The new store and warehouse would require two new driveways, one of which would be signalized.
In addition, the market would add 2,637 new parking spaces, bringing the grand total to 3,400. The first phase would open next October, but the entire proposal could take as many as 10 years to complete. (Keep in mind that some of the new construction could be located on adjacent parcels the market's purchased over the years.)
Several weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Robert Blazer, the New England native who founded YDFM in the late 1970s, and his wife Barbara, who also co-owns the market, in their offices overlooking the store. Among a wide variety of issues, our conversation covered the market's future. Robert, an engineer by training, hoped to one day expand the store to give customers more room and accommodate the various activities - baking, cooking, fruit ripening, warehousing, and much more - that go on behind the scenes. ("Customers only see half the place," he told me.)
One doughnut from each shop is definitely a weird way to do this Smackdown. It…
"vegan goodness" -- oxymoron of the day.
Doughnuts are the new cupcakes are the new popcorn are the new popsicles.
I agree with both posters - they're frickin donuts! And as far as the low…
Great post, but you forgot Dutch Monkey!
I give you an Incomplete on this assignment. Where is Dutch Monkey donuts?