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Foundation work has started at 100 Burrill St., the former Methodist church site. Rich Baldacci of the Swampscott Building Department said earlier this week that the owner had applied for a foundation permit, which was expected to be issued mid-week.
The foundation permit allows for work including digging the hole, pouring the foundation and setting footings.
The owner still needs a building permit.
The project has approval from the Zoning Board of Appeal for eight residential units.
In other local business news:
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Here's some good news for all you cotton candy fans out there. The Candy Pop Sweet Shoppe on Washington Street in Marblehead recently added cotton candy and candy-filled balloons to its inventory. And in other news, Lime Rickey's at Devereaux Beach just re-opened for the season.
Local developer Bob DeNisco is looking to breathe some new life into the rundown old L. Fine & Co. factory at 143 Lynnfield St. DeNisco is planning to refurbish the existing building and construct a new indoor recreational facility next to it. And in other local business news, Chris Wrenn and his Peabody-based company, Sully's Brand T-shirts, released some special edition tees to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Looking for a sugar rush or what about some fishing tips from the experts? And there's another we suspect people are wondering: what does Naumkeag Ordinary even mean? Follow the link here to find out and get a glimpse inside Salem's new downtown restaurant if you haven't been yet.
Do you love dining outdoors? If so, you'll be happy to hear three more restaurants downtown are planning on adding tables and chairs along the sidewalk this summer as part of a trial program with the city. And in other news, a to benefit the victims of the marathon bombing.
Construction is moving along at the site of an old church in town; in fact, the church building was finally knocked down last week to make way for a new cafe with apartments above it. Local fitness studio barre n9ne is also joining many other businesses in the area and gathering donations for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. Tanya Croteau is offering "OneFund" sessions on Saturday.
We asked readers recently what they'd like to see in the empty Gym Downtown space and here's what they had to say. And did you try any of that special "Angie Blend" the Hamilton Tea Company brewed up in honor of the American Idol contestant?
A reinvigorated proposal to allow a cinema at the MarketStreet development in town meets opposition from residents.
A number of Wakefield businesses were quick to show their support last month for locals who were injured in the Boston Marathon bombing by setting up fundraising drives.
Despite plans to build housing on the public golf course, the Rolling Green is open for business this season and management is encouraging area residents to come by. And in other news, we know there's an app for everything, so why not bar inventory control at your local bar or tavern?
Legendary musician Joey Kramer is getting into the coffee biz. You heard right. And a lot of local businesses pitched in to help raise funds for The One Fund Boston, such as a cut-a-thon at J Michaels Salon & Spa that drew crowds all day long.
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