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Excitement builds as businesses open in Wayland Town Center

The excitement around the new Wayland Town Center has been building as businesses such as Bertucci's and Stop & Shop have started to open.
Six years after the first approved proposal, the new Wayland Town Center’s businesses have begun to open, luring many Wayland members in to see the commotion.

First was the grand opening of Stop & Shop, where a party was held on November 16 to celebrate the completion of the construction.

Bertucci’s Italian Restaurant opened 10 days later on November 26.

“I look forward to going to Bertucci’s the most,” junior Jon Goodman said.

Many WHS students are also excited about the stores that are opening at later dates (see list below).

“I’m excited for the new Panera Bread because we don’t have any cozy coffee shops in North Wayland. I think this will be a good addition,” sophomore Jameson Hunt said.

Many teens are also excited about the idea of having a place to go to hang out with friends within Wayland.

“It will give Wayland High School students and people around town a place to go with cool stores,” junior Ashley Shuman said.

Many Wayland residents of all different ages, not only teens, appreciate the new Wayland Town Center.

“Most residents are supportive of the project and are cautiously optimistic about finalizing the retail component and selection of the remaining tenants,” town administrator Fred Turkington said.

As part of the Wayland Town Center design, the developers have allocated 43,000 square feet for the use of whatever the town desires. One possibility for the use of this spot is for the Wayland Public Library to move from its current location into a shared space with the Council on Aging.

Many people have also raised concerns about how the new developments of the Wayland Town Center will impact the flow of traffic in town.

“Some residents on Glezen Lane and adjacent neighborhoods have struggled with the turn restrictions designed to discourage cut-through traffic,” Turkington said.

Several changes have been made to accommodate the increase of cars. The lanes at the intersection of Route 20 and Route 27 have been widened, and workers have installed new stop lights outside the entrance to the Wayland Town Center and in front of the library.

“There might be a little more traffic out there, but I don’t think it will be as drastic as expected,” freshman Michael Marcoccio said.

In addition to retail stores, the Wayland Town Center will also feature an open green space for public usage, office space and residential housing, which will be for sale.

Businesses coming soon:
Orange Leaf (frozen yogurt shop)
Panera Bread (coffee/sandwich shop)
Takara (Japanese restaurant)
Supercuts (hair salon)
Anton’s Cleaners (dry cleaners)
Middlesex Savings Bank (bank)
The Local (upscale neighborhood pub)
Subway (sandwich shop)
Bottled of Wayland (liquor store)

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    cheeseburgersDec 23, 2012 at 2:43 AM

    all i want in life is a 24-hour diner

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