Agrivida chooses Woburn for expanded laboratory

Agrivida chooses Woburn for expanded laboratory

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WOBURN, Mass. (October 20, 2017) – Agrivida, an agritech company focused on animal nutrition, has leased 20,000 square feet at Cummings Properties’ 78 Olympia Avenue location in Woburn. In addition to a laboratory and offices, the site features a series of “grow rooms” that allow scientists to grow corn year-round. The company was founded in 2003 by scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its research and technology platforms focus on the nutritional makeup of grains used to feed farm animals. The new space, which it moved to earlier this month, consolidates the firm’s office in Medford as well as an agricultural research facility in Woburn. Both of Agrivida’s previous locations were leased with Cummings. “Agrivida was in search of a single facility where it could conduct business, research, and agriculture,”…
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Cummings Center’s Cool Factor with Kids

Cummings Center’s Cool Factor with Kids

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Cummings Center businesses with an array of activities for kids and teens in Beverly. Recognized as the hub of commerce on the North Shore, Cummings Center is a place where hundreds of businesses thrive – lawyers, doctors, architects, accountants and IT consultants are just some of the expected professions one will find listed on the hallway directories.  Perhaps surprising to some, Cummings Center is also home to a number of businesses whose customer base is primarily children, teens and young adults and offer an array of activities for kids.  Liza Indiciani Studio of Dance The Studio of Dance offers both recreational and competitive dance instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip hop. With 23 years of experience as a dance educator, owner Liza Indiciani has led her students to win…
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Six Reasons to Visit Cummings Center this October

Six Reasons to Visit Cummings Center this October

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What does fall at Cummings Center mean to you?  Is it the chilled air, warmed by a tasty hot pumpkin spice latte at Marinos Café?  Or, perhaps it’s the multi-colored trees reflecting their jeweled tones onto Upper Shoe Pond?  For a number of Cummings Center client firms, the start of the fall season means business is kicking into high gear.  Here is a sampling of a few we would like to introduce. Haunted Farms of America Have you ever heard of agritainment? Even if you haven’t, you are probably well aware of it.  Corn mazes, haunted hayrides and trails, and a variety of other agritainment attractions have been popping up all over the autumn landscape in the past several years.  Haunted Farms of America, located at 100 Cummings Center, Suite…
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EMARC opens new center in Wakefield

EMARC opens new center in Wakefield

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Nonprofit EMARC leases 28,550 square foot Audubon Road building with Cummings Properties WOBURN (September 22, 2017) – EMARC, a nonprofit organization that works to support, serve, and advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families, is opening a new facility at 30 and 60 Audubon Road in Wakefield. The new site, expected to open in early October, will consolidate EMARC’s main office in Wakefield and its Life Choices and Employment Services center in Reading. The organization was incorporated in 1957 with the mission to ensure that people with developmental disabilities are valued, respected and empowered to engage as productive citizens in their communities. EMARC offers day services, adult residential services, employment training, and support programs to more than 1,000 local families annually. The nonprofit’s new 28,550-square-foot location is operated…
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Pet-Oriented Businesses Continue to Grow at Cummings Center

Pet-Oriented Businesses Continue to Grow at Cummings Center

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Cummings Center welcomes another animal and pet-oriented business to campus this October.  Beverly Animal Natural Health Center is a treatment center that focuses on holistic remedies and overall wellness treatments for its four-legged patients.  Founded in 1998, Dr. Nancy Crowley’s practice will bring more than 30 years of experience to a new center located at 950 Cummings Center, Suite 99-X. Dr. Crowley is a native of Boston and is a 1992 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, which is now known as Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The location is just a few steps away from long-time Cummings Center client firm, Four Leggers.  Four Leggers Doggie Daycare, also located at 950 Cummings Center, offers an array of services at Suite 108-Y, including doggie daycare in its…
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Cummings Center marks 20th anniversary of Wall Street Journal feature

Cummings Center marks 20th anniversary of Wall Street Journal feature

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BEVERLY, MA, October 2, 2017 — This autumn marks a milestone for Cummings Center, the 2 million-square-foot Beverly campus built on the site of the former United Shoe Machinery Corporation (USMC) complex. Twenty years ago, on October 2, 1997, the renovated Center was the subject of a Wall Street Journal feature story by Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable, and was hailed as "the single most important and generally unrecognized concrete landmark in this country." “The Shoe,” as it was called by the generations of employees who worked there from 1899 to 1976, was once the largest concrete structure in the world. In its heyday, it employed a workforce of 5,000 and produced the machinery used to make shoes all over the world. Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties…
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Supporting early-stage biotech and clean-tech company growth

Supporting early-stage biotech and clean-tech company growth

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Nonprofit technology incubator North Shore Innoventures has rerooted itself at Cummings Center, where for eight years it has been helping early-stage biotech and clean-tech companies increase their probability of success. Since its founding in 2009, NSIV has raised more than $181 million in grants and equity and created 270 jobs. It was previously scattered across six lab and office suites, which made collaboration difficult. This past summer, NSIV relocated to a consolidated built-to-suit space at 100 Cummings Center, allowing NSIV to focus solely on its business, host tours, and provide viable resources at one location. Cummings Properties’ expansion guarantee has allowed NSIV to thrive without having to move to a different campus. The 12,000-square-foot buildout completed by Cummings Properties’ in-house construction team, includes a combination of office and meeting spaces. NSIV’s…
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Beverly, Massachusetts Ranks Among Top 100 Places to Live

Beverly, Massachusetts Ranks Among Top 100 Places to Live

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Interested in learning about Beverly before you make the move? With more than 45 years in the suburban Boston commercial real estate industry, Cummings Properties has acquired its fair share of information from residents, business owners, and tourists alike and would be delighted to help you make an informed decision. Ranked as one of the “Top 100 Places to Live” by Livability.com, Beverly, Massachusetts is a historic seaside community located 22 miles north of Boston that offers many reasons to call this small city “home.” In addition to a thriving commercial presence that contributes to a healthy and stable tax base, the city boasts a flourishing restaurant scene, several private colleges and secondary schools, critically acclaimed performing arts venues, galleries, shopping plazas, and countless recreational options, including beaches, marinas, parks, golf…
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