Pleasant Valley Crossing prompts new beginnings in Sutton
By Amy LeClaire
Sutton – Locals can get their first glimpse inside the new Market 32 at a pregrand opening, slated for Tuesday, Oct. 27. The “preview party” at the supermarket, which is located on 21 Galaxy Pass, a road created by Galaxy Development to connect Boston Road with Route 146, will include samplings of a wide assortment of hot and cold foods, inviting the public to see and taste exactly what’s in store for them.
“Come hungry,” Mona Golub, vice president of public relations for Market 32 advised. “We throw the party before all of our store’s openings, inviting people to sample culinary creations and delectable food offerings set up at stations. Seeing the store prior to its actual opening offers the public a unique experience. We enjoy hosting and are thrilled to partner up with Sutton.”
A $5 request at the door will be collected, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting three local charities including the Sutton Food Pantry, the Sutton Senior Center, and Sutton Youth Soccer. The lump sum of this collection will be divided equally amongst the charities. Furthermore, Market 32 and Galaxy Development will respectively match up to $2,500 of donations.
Both the design and distinct feel of Market 32 by Price Chopper reflect the collective spirit of customer feedback. “The store was created based on years and years of direct conversation and research with customers. They told us what they want in a supermarket today. Market 32 will seek to meet the needs of a broad market, including Baby Boomers, Generation X’ers and Millennials,” said Golub.
Attractive floral arrangements, omega- 3 rich Atlantic salmon, Chiappetti Meats, and fresh baked artisan breads comprise a few signature items offered by a grocery store stretching just shy of 57,000 feet and featuring a food court, local sourcing of produce and products, a full service pharmacy, and a large recycling component.
Following the Oct. 27 event, the Grand Opening of Market 32 on Wednesday, Oct. 28 will mark the first retail business launched under the supervision of Galaxy Development’s building project, Pleasant Valley Crossing. It is one of three Phase One building components.
Also part of Phase One, a 3,300 square foot UniBank is under construction, along with three multi-tenant buildings, two of which have confirmed tenants: Starbucks and Five Guys. The three buildings (spanning a total of 15,000 square feet) have the capacity to accommodate ten individual retail businesses.
While adding value to the town of Sutton in regard to real estate taxes, jobs, and local services, the onset of Pleasant Valley Crossing comes with inevitable challenge – traf.
“Traffic is always tricky,” said Sutton Planning Director Jen Hager. “But part of the Board’s conditions are for the proponent to monitor traffic in order to maintain safe and proper flow of cars.”
Traffic engineers have already planned ahead for possible obstacles, designing two sets of lights—one at Dudley Road, one at Pleasant Valley Road—to create breaks for a new system of cars. Intensifying the traffic issue, Mass Highway’s construction project is in motion.
“The combination of the two projects will lead to an adjustment for Sutton locals,” Hager added, “particularly at the 146 North traffic junction. Drivers will no longer be able to make a left turn onto Boston Road (by Tony’s Pizza) to head to the center of town.”
In the event that the system clearly warrants an additional light, new wirings have been set in place.
“The remainder of Phase One projects will spill into next year,” Michael O’Brien, owner of Galaxy Development, said. “The start of Phase Two is tenant driven.”
Phase Two of the building project—an envisioned 156,000 square foot home improvement previously approved by Lowe’s—is currently unclaimed.
“We have some ideas on how to lay out more traditional multi-tenant retail buildings along with additional pad site opportunities,” said O’Brien. “They are driven by an anchor tenant, yet to be determined at this point.”
O’Brien is proud of what has been accomplished by his team, and remains open to new possibilities. “The best part of this achievement is being almost complete with a project after watching about three or four parties before us fail to get the job done.”
Pleasant Valley Crossing, offering the town of Sutton an added dimension of business, is about to begin.