The iconic dining and ice cream brand introduces a convenient on-the-go dining concept and takes Upland for the ride.


Set to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to diners on-the-go, the new Friendly’s prototype will incorporate a drive-thru and introduce new interior and exterior building design elements that depart from the former colonial building style.


The drive-thru has one window for car service, while the restaurant will continue to offer dine-in seats for those who prefer to enjoy a sit-down meal. The drive-thru will serve guests classic menu items and a dessert selection including premium ice cream flavors, sundaes...and of course, my favorite..the Fribble.

The new prototype design is set to be unveiled in the summer of 2017.

MiniLuxe Buffed and Polished at University Station


Upland is part of the MiniLuxe team as it opens its newest location at University Station in Westwood. 


Every location has a Clean Lab that uses the same ultra-sonic debris removal and auto-claving machines found in hospitals. Nail files, buffers and any other non-metal instruments are offered to clients after each use or disposed of, and MiniLuxe technicians never double-dip waxing tools.


MiniLuxe offers a variety of nail, brow and waxing services; as well as hosting birthdays, bridal and wedding showers, corporate events and other celebrations.

Upland Architects, Inc. Laces Up with Bauer Hockey 


Ice hockey equipment manufacturer Bauer Hockey is throwing its puck in the retail arena. Partnering with Upland Architects, Inc., the company will open its first-ever store this summer in  Burlington, Massachusetts. 


The Bauer store will include an indoor ice rink where shoppers can try out equipment. Designed to inform and inspire hockey players, the stores will feature expertly trained associates to guide each shopper through a "fit, learn and experience" process.


The stores will also have dedicated areas for each product category as well as specific areas to educate new-to-hockey families and welcome them to the sport.


The Burlington MA store is now open.  Click Here for video.         UPDATE: BAUERS WINS GOLD DESIGN AWARD

Caffe Nero Serves Up Hot Coffee at Newest Boston Location


Caffè Nero has said it aims to provide a European-style coffee house where guests are encouraged to linger and talk.  


The London-based, Italian-style chain has more than 650 outposts around the world, but this Jamica Plain location is just the second United States. The first opened last spring in Boston's Downtown Crossing. A South End location is also in the works.


The Caffe features elements such as a blackened steel countertop at the service line, library shelving stocked with an eclectic collection of books, and a blackened steel clad dual view fireplace surrounded by Nero's signature vintage European furnishings and fixtures. 


Upland Architects, Inc.: Project Architect

Trinity Building and Construction: General Contractor

Loretta's Last Call Opens Near Fenway


Upland Architects, Inc. was selected as the Project Architect for Loretta's Last Call.  


The newest venture from the Lyons Group - the team behind Boston nightspots like Sonsie and Back Bay Social Club - opened  at 1 Landsdowne behind Fenway Park.


Designed by StudioTyak and built by Delta Construction, Boston's first country restaurant and bar will specialize in moonshine, live bluegrass music and Southern cuisine like hushpuppies with honey and bourbon butter.


BTW: Loretta's last call is 2am.  See WCVB's Chronicle segment on Loretta's Last Call  starts at min 1:04

Upland Architects Wins Best Remodel for Tedeschi Food Shops


When Tedeschi Foods Shops approached the building landlord at its location on Loring Avenue in Salem, Mass., the landlord asked the chain to redevelop the store format to utilize additional space on the right side of the store -- previously a laundromat and bookstore. Square footage remained the same with the new footprint, but the store itself gained additional frontage along Loring Avenue and the main parking area, according to Tedeschi. Also, by relocating the entrance to the store, the location eliminated the need for a handicap ramp at the front of the building.


To do the job, Tedeschi hired Upland Architects. For the exterior, the designer wanted to create a new facade and storefront that would bring more light into the store. And since the landlord of the property paid for this expense, the c-store chain was able to save money on overall remodel budget. Moving inside the store, the chain decided to relocate the checkout from the front windows to the side wall, opening up the entire front end of the store and bringing in more natural light. It was designed in an L-shape to allow keno customers to make their bets on the left side of the checkout without being in the way of customers shopping the store, the chain explained.

Also, a new sandwich case and coffee island were installed in the front of the store, and can be seen immediately upon entering. The location now features a new 17-door, walk-in cooler with LED lighting, as well as a beer cave. These eliminated all of the self-contained, front-loading coolers, saving monthly electrical costs for the store, as well as labor hours rotating the product. 

Upland Architects Helps Bring New Life to Tired Retail Center


Upland Architects, Inc. announced today that it has finished the last in a series of architectural design plans for the comprehensive renovation of RK Swansea Place, located in Swansea, Massachusetts.


Anchored by Target, Upland was the plaza's lead architect for the new Marshall's store, the facade improvements and the interior fitups for national retailers like Sleepy's, Radio Shack, Famous Footwear and Sally Beauty.


David Katz, Senior Vice President of RK Centers said "We want to thank Upland Architects for their service throughout the project. They worked diligently to meet a very tight schedule and were part of a team that helped to deliver a first class shopping center for the community."


Upland recently completed projects for RK Centers in Newport, RI and Easton, MA

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