25 Jan

Beemers Pub & Grill Grand Opening

Reprinted from Sentinel and Enterprise.

FITCHBURG — After Beemers Pub & Grill burned down in March 2015, it was a treacherous road for owner Pete Cote to find a new location and reopen the business.

But he did, opening up the restaurant and bar on Main Street in September.

Now Cote is giving residents another option as the Falcons Nest Sports Bar opened up below Beemers at 310 Main St.

“I am calm,” Cote said after a hectic past year. “It is a whole burden off me. Now it is time to really focus on the business side of things.”

The intention when he purchased the building was to always have two establishments, giving patrons and local residents options.

Beemer’s Pub owner Pete Cote has opened the Falcons Nest Sports Bar in the ground level of Beemer’s. A pub menu is abailable as well as pool

Originally, Cote said, he wanted to do dining upstairs and a nightclub downstairs, but after speaking with people, he decided on a dining area upstairs, Beemers Pub, and “relaxed” sports bar downstairs, offering “pub food,” pool tables, virtual sports games and full bar.

The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, cajun shrimp, chicken wings or tenders, quesadillas, and other typical sports bar food. The food will be prepared in the Beemers kitchen, Cote said. The same 16 beers on tap at Beemers will be on tap at the Falcons Nest.

He said he plans on expanding the menu for the sports bar slightly to included various dishes from upstairs.

“This will be a twist on the upstairs food,” Cote said.

 The Falcons Nest, which can hold up to approximately 150 people, will be available for private parties as well as a pool league. Cote bought two Diamond Billiards pool tables to “draw a better class of pool players.”

“No place around here has Diamond tables,” he said.

“When you go out to Vegas, those are the tables you play on.”

Cote said he has teams lined up for the pool league and hopes to have it begin soon.

 He said with both businesses opening during the holiday season, he expects them to struggle early on, but he hopes when people go out to eat, they spend their money in Fitchburg.

“It helps everybody,” he said. “If you spend locally, things will improve.”

He said the goal of having Beemers upstairs and Falcons Nest downstairs is so people can have a quality sit-down meal upstairs and head downstairs to hang out and socialize, or head straight to the sports bar to watch a game and grab a quick meal.

“It’s different down here,” Cote said. “It is a relaxing atmosphere.”

Beemer’s Pub owner Pete Cote has opened the Falcons Nest Sports Bar in the ground level of Beemer’s. A pub menu is available as well as pool tables.
24 Jan

Thank you to our generous donors of 2016! We utilized all of our Community Investment Tax Credits!

NewVue Communities would like to thank each and every one of our donors who made 2016 a success!  Your support makes our work in our communities possible and we couldn’t be more thankful for your gift.

Big thanks to our corporate and individual donors that utilized the Community Investment Tax Credit, we were able to utilize all of our 2016 credits!

2016 Corporate CITC Supporters

Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C.
Athol Savings Bank
bankHometown
Davis Square Architects
Dorfman Company, Inc.
Eastern Bank
Enterprise Bank
Fidelity Bank
Hackett Feinberg PC
The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts
Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation
Rollstone Bank &  Trust
Resource Management, Inc.
Wingate Management Co., LLC

 

23 Dec

Time is Running Out to Take Advantage of Tax Credits

Time is Running Out to Take Advantage of the State’s 50% Tax Credit

Donate to NewVue Communities by 12/31/16 and receive a 50% Tax Credit 

The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) is a refundable state tax credit aimed at forging new financial support and partnerships in support of community development corporations such as NewVue Communities. The CITC program enhances community support for the work of organizations like NewVue Communities. This program provides a 50% tax credit against Commonwealth of Massachusetts tax liability.

The CITC program is a refundable tax credit.

Donors will invest in the agency’s Community Investment Plan (i.e. our business plan) providing flexible working capital that can be used to seed new programs, fill funding gaps and leverage other resources and achieve maximum impact. If the donor does not have sufficient tax liability, the credit is refundable, whereby the Commonwealth will issue a check for the balance of the credit to the donor.

DONATE ONLINE TODAY

You can also make a CITC donation by calling or emailing:

Lisa Dutton-SwainResource Development Director
lds@nvcomm.org
Direct: 978-400-0171

12 Dec

Coat Connection

Have a coat you don’t need? You can drop it off at Burlington Coat Factory, 100 Commercial Rd., Leominster, Mass.  

NewVue Communities will make sure it gets to families in need.

If you are a nonprofit and need coats for your clients, please contact

Meredith Geraghty

Director of Community Organizing

978-342-9561 Ext. 120
978-400-0162
mgeraghty@nvcomm.org

31 Oct

Young treaters take to the streets in the Twin Cities

By Elizabeth Dobbins

Reprinted from the Sentinel and Enterprise

edobbins @sentinelandenterprise.com

The streets of downtown Fitchburg and Leominster were each filled with monsters and superheroes during the cities’ annual Halloween events on Saturday. “This is our downtown, and we want people to come down and really enjoy it,” said Tricia Pistone, project director of ReImagine North of Main, of the Fitchburg event. “Not just today but allyear long.” Children, parents and dogs wore costumes to trick or treat at local businessesin the downtowns

of both cities. For some, like Fran Henderson, manager of Coldwell Banker in Leominster, passing out treats to children is a yearly tradition.

“It’s fun. We do it every year,” she said. “I thinkit’s a great way to give back to the community.”

For others, including Fitchburg resident John Chevrette, venturing into the downtown of his city is a rarity.

“I just learned we have two Chinese businesses right next to each other, so I get to learn about the businesses as well,” he said.

“Yeah, there’s a lot of different things I didn’t know,” added his wife, Tanya Chevrette. “I didn’t knowthere was a tattoo parlor.”

The Chevrettes came with their three children, 12-year-old Max, 2-yearold Wednesday, and Frankie, who was dressed as Supergirl and celebrating her fourth birthday. Her favorite part of the day: “getting lollipops.”

Audrey Chow was standing outside her business, Curious Escape Rooms, which opened this summer in Fitchburg.

“(Escape rooms are) more of an adult thing but these kids were coming with parents and a few people have already askedfor our cards,” she said.

Halfway through the Fitchburg event, about 1,200 people had stopped by Main Street to trick or treat, get balloon animals and participate in Halloween activities.

The event was hosted by New Vue Communities, the city of Fitchburg, ReImagine North of Main and Fitchburg Pride.

In Leominster, children were also trick-ortreating with parents at downtown businesses following the annual Halloween parade.

The event brought Fitchburg residents Nick and Lori DiPrima and their two children todowntown Leominster.

“We come to a lot of the festivals,” Lori DiPrimasaid. “We like Halloween. We like all the holidays, especially the autumn,” Nick DiPrima said. “Autumn in New England is the best time of year.”

Donna LaPointe, branch service specialist, was passing out candy in front of Enterprise Bank in downtown Leominster. She said the afternoon was a family-friendly event.

“It’s gone wonderfully,” she said. “It was nice to see families getting together.”

Follow Elizabeth Dobbins on Twitter and Tout@DobbinsSentinel.

SENTINEL ENTERPRISE PHOTOS / ASHLEY GREEN