The latest Natick, Mass., business news:
Puttshack opening at Mall on Feb. 10
The new mini-golf venue, which will take up 22,000 sq. ft. over 2 floors, features golf balls that keep score and more for players as they make their way through a 9-hole course. This interactive experience features holes that include a giant beer pong, trivial “puttsuit,” foosball, and more.
This isn’t your traditional Golf on the Village Green, like the Natick Rte. 9 favorite. It’s also not Glowgolf, the low-tech but also neon mini-golf venue that once had a spot at Natick Mall.
While Puttshack will attract all ages, it will be for adults only after 8pm. It features bars on each floor, with dining and beverages available, and an outdoor patio. Dining highlights include Boston Tailpipe, spring rolls filled with lobster mac ‘n cheese, and Reuben Flatbread with corned beef and Swiss cheese.
The Natick Puttshack will be the 16th such venue worldwide. It will be open 11am-11pm Sunday through Wednesday, and 11am-1am Thursday through Saturday.
Puttshack says its facility is ADA-compliant and is sensory inclusive.
Planning Board taking a field trip
The Natick Planning Board on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11am will be doing a site visit to 24, 26, and 30 North Main St., which as we saw during Fall Annual Town Meeting, are properties where the owners seek zoning relief. For a sneak preview, watch the Natick Pegasus recording of the Jan. 17 Planning Board meeting about 45 minutes in.
During Fall Annual Town Meeting, the proponents’ attorney asked for a do over, which is now in discussions for Spring Annual Fall Meeting.
The proponent has sought to have properties at 24, 26, and 30 North Main Street rezoned from Residential General to Downtown Mixed-Use or Center Gateway, extending that zoning past Cochituate Street along Rte. 27. Unfortunately, for 30 North Main St., in particular, where the property had long been used for retail and residential, approval for retail at the site expired due to lack of use for that purpose for too long.
30 North Main St., has had a history of retail use, and was last home to Natick Appliance.