The latest Natick, Mass., business news:
We visit the new Terra Nossa Brazilian Grill at Natick Mall
The Terra Nossa Brazilian Grill has just opened on the second floor food court at Natick Mall, so we paid the new restaurant a visit for lunch on a weekday afternoon. There was a short line, and it moved quickly.
The menu features a variety of meats, vegetables, rice offerings, and more.
We went with combo meals (a meat, jasmine rice, another side). Mine included Picanha, a thinly sliced steak with good but not too powerful flavor, and done medium rare. I paired it with slice sweet potatoes, which were soft and tasty, plus the rice, which also was flavorful. As a picky eater, I found the meal filling and not at all too spicy for my taste. My wife’s meal included a good cheesy chicken stroganoff, collared greens and squash, and rice. Our meals cost $10 and $11, respectively.
Other menu items include pastels (pie crust encasing various fillings, such as cheese and beef) and burgers stuffed with all sorts of extras.
We passed on dessert, but Terra Nossa has a good selection, including Brigadeiro (fudge balls).
The staff was friendly and efficient. Like many fast-food joints, they are heavy on plastic.
Terra Nossa also has a location in Braintree.
Lookout Farm Greenhouse reopens for dining
It’s time to head back inside at Belkin Family Lookout Farm, where the Greenhouse (89 Pleasant St.) has reopened. You’ll once again be able to order food and drinks, with the contact-free ordering system still in place.
Check the schedule for days when there is music or other activities, but the plan is for live music Thursdays-Saturdays 6-8pm. Sunday jazz brunches will be held, too, as will seasonal visits from the Grinch and Santa.
The Greenhouse initially will be open Thursdays through Sundays, and will kick off this Thursday’s opening with the launch of a new hard cider called Bog Juice (cranberry hard cider with a hint of orange).
Natick lab & office building sold for $4.2M
R.W. Holmes of Wayland has announced that it has negotiated the sale of a 27,000 sq. ft., lab and office building at 12 Michigan Dr., to Copley Investments by Natick Michigan Investors. The deal was worth $4.2M.
“We have seen a considerable uptick in demand for flex and lab buildings across Greater Boston submarkets,” said R.W. Holmes Managing Director Dean Blackey, in a statement. “We have been fortunate to be involved with several significant transactions in Natick in recent months.
Demand for lab space has been a hot topic across various Natick boards and committees, such as Health and Planning, and at Town Meeting itself. The town has been working to encourage more labs to open here, but some residents are wary about the safety of such businesses, especially when close to their homes.