The latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Natick’s top 10 taxpayers
Think your property tax bill is hefty? Maybe looking at those from Natick’s top 10 taxpayers will give you some comfort.
The big new entry on the list is utility Nstar. Director of Assessing Eric Henderson says this is due to valuation methodology change.
The top 10 taxpayers’ slice of the overall tax levy jumped from 9.16% in FY ’22 to 10.90% in FY ’23.
For sake of comparison, here’s the FY ’22 list:
Shubh Kitchen specializes in eggless baked goods
As we reported over the summer, a baked goods business will be filling the long vacant Honey Dew Donuts spot on 179 West Central St., and we now know that plans are to open in 2023.
This will be a wholesale baking facility designed to enable Southborough-based Shubh Kitchen to make its eggless goods available to more customers. In other words, don’t expect to order treats and then hunker down there to eat them.
Eggless baking is popular in some cultures, and satisfies both vegans as well as those with egg allergies.
Shubham Khandelwal’s business has been operating since 2007 out of Southborough, and offers a variety of cakes, cookies, and other baked treats available via online ordering for pick-up only. Shubh’s products, including holiday goodies, are also available through various retailers in communities such as Concord and Marblehead. A sampling of offerings include vegan gingerbread cookies, snowman macarons, and cinnamon roll cookies.
According to Shubh, its name means “pure and auspicious” in Sanskrit.