Al and Cal Homes and Community: Real Estate Changes the Landscape of Downtown Medfield MA

Real Estate Changes the Landscape of Downtown Medfield MA

Real Estate Changes the Landscape of Downtown Medfield MA

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Lord's Department Store A Piece of Medfield MA Americana

Recent real estate transactions are changing the landscape of Medfield and we are still not sure how that will look.    The one thing we do know is that the streets of Medfield will take on a new look as some of our old favorites move out and new business move in.

In recent times we have seen the familiar "Friendly's" close down and end up vacant.    The iconic brick building on the corner of 109 and route 27 once a favorite meeting spot for teens and adults alike has fallen victim to the changing economy and now sits vacant.   There is quite a bit of speculation over what will land in that spot, but at this time, if anyone knows, they are keeping it to themselves.

medfield library in town center

Medfield Town Center

Another Medfield landmark    ("go down 109 and make the turn at the Mobil station")  the Mobil station at North and Main has been for sale as well.   Located in the historic district, this prime piece of Medfield real estate will for sure change the flavor and the landscape of the town center, hopefully for the better.  

But, most of all, is the recent news that Lord's has been sold.   It is still a secret as to what is going to occupy the building, but for sure Medfield is loosing not just a retail store but a piece of Medfield Americana.   I remember most mornings grabbing a cup of joe at the "soda fountain."  A lunch counter where familiar faces sat on old fashioned stools and gossiped while having coffee, breakfast or lunch.    Lord's was the place to go to find anything from toys to candles, cards and sweatshirts sporting the spirit of Medfield.  

Yes, Medfield is certainly going through some changes but with it's fabulous location on route 109 and 27, it's downtown real estate is a valued commodity.    Many businesses will look to take advantage of these commercial opportunities and I trust that the town officials will deal with the delicate balance of preserving the town's quintessential New England feel and allowing these new businesses the leeway to make the changes needed to run their businesses here.  

Medfield town center and it's business community has always been a source of pride for Medfield residents.  We will grow to love and support these new businesses but will not forget the old.   





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Carol-Ann Palmieri

Al and Cal Realty Group

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Comment balloon 5 commentsCarol-Ann Palmieri • January 12 2013 06:25AM


Carol Ann: The one certainty you can count on in communities is change.  Sometimes it is gradual and not noticed until it happens.  Hopefully the changes in Medfield MA will be improvements that continue to bring consumers downtown.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 6 years ago

Good morning Carol Ann,

Communities are going to change in today's sounds like your changes are all positive and will continue to bring folks together just at different locations!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 6 years ago

Carol Ann, not to different than our little village of Wickford that almost had a landmark foreclosed upon until th RI jewelry company Alex and Ani decided to save it and buy is happening everywhere..i'm encouraged things will slowly change.  As you know it is the financing that is the issue!

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Nice post highlighting some of the changes in downtown Medfield Cal, as the economy improves we will see many vacant storefronts get reoccupied with new businesses.

Posted by Al Raymondi, Ormond By The Sea Florida - Home and Condo Sales (Ocean View Realty Group in Ormond By The Sea Florida) over 6 years ago

Hi Cal,

Medfield is going through the pains that many older cities have to face of old time business closing and new business opening. It can be a very painfully experience for all concderned especially long time residents such as yourself. Good blog and I hope the vacant spaces get sold right away and new business shows up with positive impact on the residents.

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 6 years ago