University Station, Greater Bostons newest, major shopping destination, is set to have their grand opening on March 8, 2015. This vibrant new community in Westwood is a 120-acre mixed-use development and will consist of retailers, restaurants, recreation, and residential housing.
Nora Loughnane, the town planner, is confident that Westwood residents will be thrilled with this opening, I think people are looking forward to having somewhere close to home where they can shop and go out for dinner.
Conveniently located along University Avenue at the junction of Route I-95/ Route128 in Westwood adjacent to the MBTA Commuter Rail/Amtrak Station this new and exciting shopping destination will hit a wide range of consumers.
With much more to come in future phases, store openings will include Wegmans (which was named for the 16th year in a row to Fortune magazines list of Americas Top 100 Companies to Work For), Target, PetSmart, Michaels, ULTA Beauty, Kay Jewelers, Starbucks, Smashburger, Famous Footwear, Panera Bread, and many more.
The initial residential component will be two buildings containing 350 luxury apartments set to open latespringalong withan assisted living community on schedule to open thissummer. Developed as a joint venture, this assisted living community will consist of a 64-units specializing in memory care.
Also set to open during the summer of 2015 is Life Time Athletic Westwood. This fitness center will operate with a renowned group of fitness instructors and personal trainers providing programs, a full-service spa, a caf, an indoor cycling studio, and cutting edge fitness equipment.
We look forward to welcoming local and area residents to this new shopping destination, said Douglass Karp, President of New England Development. University Station will be an exciting new addition to Westwood and brings together a mix of popular stores, restaurants, housing, and more.
University Station, this brand new development, is set to boost Westwoods economy and commercial property value, all while adding 2,000 permanent job opportunities. Future phases will include additional restaurants, a hotel, office uses, and up to 300 additional residences.
Sources: University Station, Westwood Hometown Weekly