Natick Police tweeted this afternoon:
To those frustrated by the traffic in and around the Mall: 'No one raindrop thinks it caused the flood'. At least you're sitting down.
The MetroWest Daily News reports Natick selectmen approved a plan by Tesla Motors to open its first Massachusetts showroom for its battery-powered cars at the Natick Mall. Company officials said they chose Natick because its residents are particularly discerning - and have lots of disposable cash.
Some of the first people to buy pricey condos at the Natick Mall are suing to get their money back.
In a lawsuit originally filed in Middlesex Superior Court last month, but transferred today to US District Court in Boston, 11 purchasers of units at Nouvelle at Natick - which promised 24-hour access to the mall - said they never would have invested if they... Read more
Three years after the Globe first brought us the story of "the suburban pioneers snatching up units" at the, um, Natick Mall, we get the latest update. Despite listing and auctioning off units for as little as a third of their original prices, the developer still can't find buyers for almost 30% of the units in this white elephant of a project.... Read more
Erica Farthing reports that for the next 30 days, all units not sold at that recent pin-in-balloon auction will be for sale at auction prices.
The Globe reports units at the Natick Mall condo complex will be going to auction soon - with starting prices as much as 70% off - as its bankrupt owner tries to raise cash.
General Growth Properties, which operates Faneuil Hall Marketplace and owns the Natick
Mall Collection, filed for bankruptcy today.
The Wall Street Journal reports on the Israelis who seem to staff almost all the mall carts selling Dead Sea salt treatments, head massagers and remote-control helicopters and briefly discusses our own little mall:
After fielding complaints about overly aggressive vendors, some mall operators have taken measures. The Natick Collection, a mall in Natick, Mass., forbids cart salespeople from calling out to customers as... Read more
Oh, come on, you didn't think I was going to break down and use that new name, did you? In any case: naked butt at the mall tomorrow, according to the MetroWest Daily News, which thoughtfully brackets its press release for the store in question with this sobering warning:
Under the state's open and gross lewdness law, the exposure of the buttocks can be... Read more
Things aren't going quite as planned at the uptown section of the Natick Mall (as opposed to the original ghetto wing, the one where you can still buy black-light art), the Globe reports, quoting analysts who blame New Englanders:
... While there is ample wealth in this region - the average household income is about $110,000, nearly double the state average - there is... Read more
Pahkcah02 reads yesterday's Globe story about the Nouvelle rich holing up in their condo fortress at the Natick Mall so they don't have to worry about mixing with ghastly poor people and she yearns for the days of Old Money, because at least the Brahmins just shut up about their money and actually deigned to acknowledge that their lessers existed:
... I'm pretty... Read more
How else to explain the live frickin' updates from the opening of the new Natick Mall? Jesus.
... A stone's throw from the state's first Nordstrom department store is Stil, the only local business to be awarded a spot in the new Natick Collection expansion. ...
Oh, and how lucky they must feel!
Ed. nauseous note: Yes, of course, it's no longer the Natick... Read more
The MetroWest Daily News reports that a Framingham woman and three girls are charged with beating a fourth girl into unconsciousness at the Natick Mall:
... Several stores emptied and dozens of people watched as the group beat and stomped the girl near the Dunkin' Donuts and Piercing Pagoda, police said.
"This was an absolute group beat down," said Grassey. "It's an extremely unsettling... Read more
After gacking her way through a Globe report on the orgasmically wonderful Natick Mall (which will feature "a rolling gold sign that is inspired, designers say, by the folds of a women's skirt") and all the things it's doing for Natick, Sharon Machlis Gartenberg wonders when anybody's going to start thinking about the new mega-mall's impact on neighboring Framingham:
... Traffic will obviously... Read more
Sharon Gartenberg wishes that Nouvelle at Natick, a.k.a. the luxury condos above the new wing of the Natick Mall, would stop calling itself "urban living in the more pastoral settings of Boston's MetroWest suburbs:"
... This is not urban living in the traditional American sense - where one of the key attractions is fabulous shared public space, integrated into the larger community. The appeal... Read more