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! Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Primary Day in Massachusetts: Billy Galvin predicts record turnout.
Overview: Markey-Kennedy, Neal-Morse.
Primary ballot.
Springfield Mayor Sarno presents the city’s latest COVID-19 stats.
Mark Auerbach’s ArtsBeat report.
Holyoke Mayor’s office announces a 2nd COVID-19 testing site.
Western Mass. gas prices are up.
Bean Restaurant Group plans an “exciting dining venue” for the Court Square Project.
Mercy Medical Center emphasizes the importance of wearing your mask.
Suspicious object on Springfield Amtrak tracks.
Trash and debris dumped on Eastfield Mall property.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Trinity Health of New England continues to experience some success in treating COVID-19 patients.

Yankee Candle closes its warehouse due to the pandemic.

Death toll at the Holyoke Soldiers Home continues to rise.

A former East Longmeadow fire captain dies at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Springfield’s World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast postponed.

Jordan Goodman: what bills to pay and what bills can wait right now.

Springfield DPW Director Chris Cignoli updates street cleaning and disposal efforts during COVID-19.

Dakin Humane Society’s program for taking care of pets when owners are hospitalized.

“Feed The Fight” provides lunch to healthcare workers and first responders.

Governor Baker and other governors form a coalition to discuss when and how to “reopen” states.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 27, 2020

Springfield driver continues eating his McDonald’s meal while a state trooper arrests him.

Caribbean fare now in the new Yaad Food Restaurant.

98th Greenfield “Winter Warmer” coming up!

Many new businesses in Western Mass.!

Gaslight Entertainment reports a generator stolen!