C-Mart Given the Green Light to Open in North Quincy
An Asian market has gotten approval to open another store in the Boston area, though this one took a very long time to get the green light.
The Patriot Ledger is reporting that the Quincy city council is allowing a special permit for C-Mart to open in the former Boston Gear Works space on Hayward Street in the North Quincy neighborhood with a 98-space parking lot being part of the plans. The article says that a traffic mitigation plan was also part of the package, with C-Mart funding the installation of new traffic and pedestrian lights, a left-turn-only lane at the Hancock Street/Hayward Street intersection, and other changes.
Plans for C-Mart to open in North Quincy were first brought up approximately eight years ago, but the proposal was rejected twice by the city, in part because the market would be opening next to a Hannaford's supermarket and it would be located near a business district that is already busy with traffic.
Other locations of C-Mart can be found on Herald Street in Boston's South End and on Lincoln Street on the eastern edge of Chinatown; a third market on Washington Street in Chinatown closed in 2013.
The address for this upcoming Asian grocery store in North Quincy is: C-Mart, 10 Hayward Street, Quincy, MA, 02170. The website for the two markets located in Boston can be found at http://www.cmartboston.com/
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