Radio Show #359 – Andy Yee and the Bean Restaurant Group: The White Hut, 13-31 Elm and More!

Andy Yee and his partners in the Bean Restaurant Group have prodigiously expanded their eateries throughout the region.

Notable successes include the rescue of iconic establishments such as The Student Prince and the White Hut.

In this program, Andy discusses the experiences of reviving thought-to-be-defunct restaurants, as well as his group’s intriguing plans for a high-end bistro as a part of “The Court Square Project,” aka “13-31 Elm.”

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Drought conditions.
Andy Yee on plans for a new restaurant at 13-31 Elm.
Jordan Goodman on mortgage help.
Gas prices were up – and now are going back down.
Ware Halloween Parade for this year – a drive-thru event.
MGM And the South End Community Center hand out school supplies.
The Mayor and other city officials tour the city’s economic projects.
Mercy Medical Center partners with Catholic Charities for the homeless.
Springfield holds its September 11 Remembrance Ceremony.
Holyoke Public Schools are collecting donated school supplies.
Eastfield Mall 99 Restaurant location closes for good.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ocean State Job Lot moving!

Jordan Goodman on the new FICO® scores changes.

Unity Players in Springfield present the “Les Miserables” (school edition) with director Darcie Farber.

Mayor Sarno announces progress on Springfield’s Elm Street Project.

A handshake deal now exists on the White Hut rescue, so say Picknelly and Yee.

Miguel Rodriguez ruled too dangerous to be released, says  judge.

Parkland school shooting 2-year anniversary marked by documentary film at Greenfield Garden Cinemas.

New sergeants congratulated at the Monson Police Dept.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Water pressure alert for Westfield.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach reviews “The Lifespan of a Fact.”

Springfield-born and raised journalist, the late Gwen Ifill, receives a stamp in her honor.

Orange Police reporting a rash of vehicle break-ins.

Mayor Sarno donates blood to the Red Cross for Valentine’s Day.

Contribution Clothing holds an event to support the National Heart Association.

The White Hut may come back; Picknelly and Yee to the rescue!

Hatfield Town Hall has limited public access due to ongoing renovations.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 5, 2019

Trader Joe’s recalling products that may contain Listeria.

Orange Line cars made in Springfield thought to be defective.

Two Athol Police Officers help an elderly man with his snow cleanup.

Holyoke residents complain to the city about failure to clear snow from their neighborhoods.

The Fort Carolers have started caroling!

Weldon Rehab again receives accreditation and international recognition.

Winter driving caution urged.

Warning about marijuana and surgical anesthesia.

AAA Pioneer Valley acquires Tierney Insurance Agency.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera accused by opponent Marie Angelides of forged nomination signatures.
Danny Eaton unveils his new play, “The War and Walt Whipple,” inspired by real events in his family history.
West Springfield residents are having their Halloween decorations targeted by vandals.
Pre-winter season home heating check!
Trinity Health Of New England invites you to participate in the 61 Day Challenge!
Former Hu Ke Lau restaurant about to be demolished.
Holyoke Soldiers Home set up for early voting.
Palmer High School students prep for a conversation with astronauts in flight on Friday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! May 18, 2018

Announcement – Springfield’s fireworks display on the 4th of July has a new location!
Former Springfield Police officer indicted on charges of child rape.
West Springfield cancels the Taste Of The Valley.
The Forest Park Zoo has a new director.
Brunelle’s Marina brings in the Yee family; its Dockside restaurant will become The Boathouse.
Gypsy Moth season in Western Mass.
The new HAN SOLO film epic is coming to the Agawam Cinemas! (Special guest: Kim Wheeler)

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fireworks announcement today!
Hartford church presents the story of Elizabeth Colt, wife of Samuel.
New Tru by Hilton Hotel is open in Chicopee.
Eversource plans summer rate cut.
More aggressive panhandlers.
Granby police ask for help to identify a man accused of grabbing a jogger.
Springfield Police rescue baby ducklings from a storm drain.
Sheriff Cocchi hosts a forum on opioid addiction in Southwick.
How high should your lawn grass be?
Andy Yee acquires new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday March 5, 2018

AIC Hockey beats Niagara! Springfield Thunderbirds lose to Charlotte Checkers.
The Chicopee Hu Ke Lau is closing!!!
Holyoke retirement party for “Dobbin,” the Yankee Pedlar’s wooden horse (he will reside at the Holyoke Merry Go Round).
“Blarney Blowout” at UMass stays relatively under control.
Hadley Police officers now equipped with Naloxone.
JC Penney announces job cuts.
Nor’easter damage.
Northampton potholes.
Big Y donates bags of food to Lorraine’s Kitchen and others!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 9, 2017

TRIBUTE TO COLUMBUS DAY and thoughts on political correctness
Table Talk Pies are back! A Western Mass business success story!
Doctor Seuss under fire in Springfield! A Seussical political football!
Gas prices in the Pioneer Valley drop!
American International College hockey team hosts a Blood drive for the American Red Cross!
Coyotes spotted in Chicopee!

Brad Shepard Today Friday and the weekend, August 21, 2015

  • New TV program for Western Mass!
  • Bissonette  and the Ashley Madison website
  • Northampton violent pizza rage
  • Famous Western Mass restaurateur rescues another eatery
  • Rabies alert
  • New convenience store for Wilbraham