A multimillion dollar buildout at the Center at Lenox retail complex off Pittsfield Road will bring the nation’s largest department store chain to the Berkshires as well as the first 110 Grill restaurant.
The new Oklahoma-based owners of the former Days Inn in Lenox have broken ground on a renovation and expansion project to transform the property into a Berkshires' retreat. Life House Berkshires is anticipated to open in May 2022.
Cafe Lucia, under the same ownership for nearly 40 years, ended its run this month as a high-end downtown restaurant and celebrity “supper club,” four months after the death of its founder and co-owner.
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A robust season for the town’s crucial hospitality industry yields just over $1.16 million in rooms tax revenue, well above pre-pandemic results and double the amount predicted at Town Hall for “heads in beds” in May, June and July.
Three new restaurants have recently opened in Pittsfield, all in dining spaces that were vacated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If approved by the town’s zoning board, the new site on undeveloped land off Pittsfield Road (Routes 7 & 20) would include 114 indoor and 50 seasonal outdoor seats.
Mill Town Capital of Pittsfield purchases the 19th century David Wolf Bishop House on Walker Street in Lenox, which will be the new home of Renaissance Investment Group.
“It’s hard to be the person who closes it down," says Gillian Gorman-Rabin, owner of Yoga Great Barrington. But, the pandemic has upended the yoga business model.
The Michigan-based owner of Pittsfield's Berkshire Crossing shopping complex has purchased an adjacent parcel on Hubbard Avenue that houses BJ's Wholesale Club.
The Pittsfield Economic Development Authority is considering building a tunnel under Woodlawn Avenue at the William Stanley Business Park of the Berkshires to link two building sites for a prospective tenant.
The Nichols' family of Pittsfield, which has owned Harry's Supermarket on Wahconah Street since 1914, have sold both the market and an adjacent package store, to a group with roots in New York that owns three other package stores in the Berkshires.
PITTSFIELD — Carr Hardware is continuing to expand its footprint throughout the Berkshires, announcing plans Monday to acquire Lee Hardware, a longtime family-owned establishment.
Post-Cold War uncertainty in the defense industry led to job losses in Berkshire County. But, since General Dynamics arrived in Pittsfield in 1997, changes in U.S. foreign policy have brought growth for Berkshire County’s largest for-profit employer.
Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing recently received $185,000 from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center to create 35 new jobs, which are connected to the company's $20 million expansion project.
“Being in business on North Street is kind of like being really popular in high school, but having really embarrassing parents,” says Jessica Rufo, owner of Dottie's Coffee Lounge at 444 North St. “We're all doing so well, but Mom and Dad are, like, passed out in the living room and, like, t…
In the Berkshires, 68 business owners got more than $14 million in federal bailout money. Then, the fund ran out of money, adding another blow to an industry in tatters during the typically-lucrative summer season."It doesn't feel very optimistic," said Emily Irwin. "I don't really know what…
There is a new chef in town, part of a husband-and-wife team to refresh and retool the Red Lion Inn’s main dining room, seasonal courtyard and the Lion’s Den, a favorite among locals expected to reopen by late fall.
A look back at the 100 years that shaped Wohrle’s Foods Inc., which began when John W. Wohrle — a meat cutter from Germany’s Black Forest region — first sold frankfurters, sausage and luncheon meats from a horse-drawn cart in Pittsfield in 1921. Today, the business spans four generations and…
PITTSFIELD — By Memorial Day weekend, Berkshire moviegoers will be able to return to any of the county's five cinema complexes for the first time in over a year.
Ken and Michelle Geitz own a small, quirky store, "Where'd You Get That!?" in Williamstown that features unusual toys, gifts and games. Transplanted New Yorkers, the Gietz have kept their business running for 30 years.
Alexandra Dest is the founder and CEO of Willow Investments of Pittsfield, a company that reflects her core beliefs that include what she refers to as "loving change."
Bjorn Somlo, who owns two restaurants in the Berkshires and has received acclaim for his work as a chef, expresses his opinions on food, the restaurant business, and how current building codes can hamper development in Gateway Cities like Pittsfield in this week's executive spotlight.
It's not easy operating an independently owner pharmacy anymore given the current business climate, but Flynn's Pharmacy and Home Medical Equipment in Pittsfield has beaten the odds, having been in operation since 1951. The pharmacy's current owners, Chris Flynn and Thomas Flynn IV, tell us how this week in Executive Spotlight.
Hard work and perseverance have propelled Netselgeye 'Netse' Lytle from impoverished beginnings to general manager of Wild Oats Market in Williamstown
Lesley Herzberg' lifelong love of history led her to become the executive director of the Berkshire County Historical Society in 2019.
PITTSFIELD — Get Diane Pearlman talking about visual effects and she will provide several stories about cutting-edge techniques that were created in the Berkshires for many well-known movies.
Natalie Johnsonius Neubert has experience in many facets of the performing arts business. Johnsonius Neubert, named executive director of the Berkshire Music School in May 2020, plans to use those skills to move the 81-year-old institution forward.
John Gigliotti's dream of a having a music career didn't work out the way he hoped it would. But the experience led him on another career path, the sale and manufacture of freeze dried dog and cat treats, that has been very successful.