Our roundup of the latest Natick, Mass., business news:
7-11 undergoing changes
The 7-11 located at 172 N. Main St. in Natick is undergoing some changes. First off, the convenience store is now open 24 hours. In addition to that change, new owner Jainik Kumar is giving the space a much-needed interior sprucing up with interior painting, a good steam cleaning of the ceramic floor tiles, and an overall re-organization of the shelving units. Most importantly, the Slurpee machine will experience no interruption in service throughout renovations.
Soap Dental making plans
A new dental office called Soap Dental is aiming to open at 7 Middlesex Ave., formerly home to Full Circle Arts and next to Corrado’s Subs. The dental business of Dr. Bob Cheng is currently going through the site review process in town.
More lab work at the mall
The Natick Planning Board on July 20 at 7pm is slated to revisit a proposal to fill the Neiman Marcus space at Natick Mall with bio labs.
Neighbors whose condos abut the space have spoken out about safety concerns and forced the town to consider whether it should put a biosafety council in place as have dozens of other communities across the state. The former Lord & Taylor space at the mall is also possibly headed for lab use.
Nearby, Wellesley just approved lab use at a Rte. 9 complex, and more could be on the way there, too. As in Natick, neighbors have spoken out, and the town mulls whether it needs a more organized plan.