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, June 10, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 stats.
Massachusetts bars will NOT reopen in Phase 3; Governor Baker moved bar openings to Phase 4.
New medical breakthrough at Mercy Medical Center.
Boston Road construction for the next few weeks.
Jordan Goodman’s 3 reasons for the recent stock market gains.
Protesters call for Springfield Police Dept. reforms.
Positive virus information from Baystate Health Systems.
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home works to allow visitation.
Villa Napoletana builds a patio in their former parking lot!
Salvation Army stores reopen in Western Mass.
Fort Street in Springfield closed to traffic to allow outdoor dining at The Fort.

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! Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Stolen snowblower.
Mandarin Wilbraham restaurant closed indefinitely due to a kitchen fire.
The Spring Bulb Show at the Botanic Garden of Smith College is up and running.
Over 20 car break-ins last weekend have the Monson police busy.
4-day St. Pat’s celebration with The Mummers at The Student Prince & The Fort.
Amherst Police Dept. under review to continue its accreditation.
Northampton Police Officer injured by drunk driver.
New Dr. Seuss book to be released! (Manuscript found in his home.)
Local school principal sings the snow day cancellation.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 25, 2019

Fire at The Fort!
Castle of Knights hosts 2019 Chicopee Colleen competition.
Ware Fire Chief removed from office.
Former Debbie Wong restaurant to become a tavern called The Rail Yard.
Annual Spring Bulb Show coming to Smith College.
Northwestern District Attorney’s Office warns residents of schemes.
Crumbling foundations problem addressed in community meeting in East Longmeadow.
Maple syrup season has arrived – and Steve’s Sugar Shack is ready!
Stomach flu is making its rounds, particularly in Pittsfield.
East Longmeadow rotary causing many accidents in the first two months of the year.
K9 Atys of the Monson Police Dept. has passed away.
Chicopee upgrading its City Hall building.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Dentist must return half a million dollars to MassHealth.
The Student Prince ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Discover Downtown Springfield.
Bill Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s former lawyer.
Political profile – Kelli Moriarty-Finn!