According to George M. Tsiatis, a spokesman for North Shore Farms, they should have a more concrete timeline, including possibly an opening date, within the next couple of weeks.
"The construction has started, and we're excited it's moving," he said.
Permits were received about a week and a half ago, and then North Shore Farms moved forward with construction.
The building, located at the intersection of Jerusalem Avenue and Pea Pond Road, housed Rite Aid until 2002, but Rite Aid maintained the lease until 2011. While many clients explored the property, including Western Beef, this is the first client to pass the approval process.
North Shore Farms will be doing minimal work on the exterior of the building, which includes eliminating the area that was used for a drive thru for Rite Aid. That will be replaced by two additional parking spaces, increasing the total number to 86.
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